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Nov, 2016

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Trip to Lucknow.

These photos were taken during my first and only time at Lucknow. We stayed there only for a day and had a quick architectural trip to the Roomi Darwaza, Bara Imambara and the Ambedkar Memorial Park. The food at Lucknow was something out of the world, especially Tunde ke kabab.

Rumi Darwaza

The Rumi Darwaza is an imposing gateway and acts like a gateway to the city. It was built under the patronage of Nawab Asaf-Ud-daula in 1784 and is an example of Awadhi architecture. I’ve seen a lot of gateways in India and This is stands out mainly because of how it is proportioned. It feels like it was scaled to a larger size maintaining the same proportions of a smaller gateway. It’s 18m tall.

Bara Imambara

A Imambara is a religious complex used by Shia Muslims during Muharram. Bada stands for big. There is another Chotta(small) Imambara in the city. The complex had three structures,  Asfi mosque, bhul-bhulaiya (the labyrinth), and bowli (stepwell).

Ambedkar Memorial Park

It is a modern construction, however, the scale is huge. Actually it is one of the biggest modern building complexes I’ve seen. The whole complex is made of red sandstone. Symmetrical, monumental buildings make up the complex.

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