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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Designs from the Red Fort Agra or Agra Fort

Here are some photographs of the designs, motifs, and patterns from Agra Fort, and the original building is more than a thousand years old. It is UNESCO World Heritage site, a few kms from the Taj Mahal. The fort is huge, and more like a walled city. It is the most important fort in India. These are just a glimpse of some of the beautiful patterns and designs of the architecture of this massive fort.

The first photograph is of a piece carved out of marble on top of an indoor doorway.

marble arch on agra fort doorway

Many of the window designs on the pillars in the photo below are faded, but one can imagine what they must have looked like at one time, with their colors intact.

pillar designs agra fort

The image below showcases a part of the high ceiling design in one of the rooms.
ceiling design at agra fort

The photograph below did not come out well, a pencil drawing of the same design has been made. That shows the pattern more clearly.
ceiling design

sketch of ceiling design

The photographs below show the striking marble balcony railings/parapets.

marble balcony agra fort

You can see the intricate patterns below the marble railing in the top and bottom part of the photo.

marble designs on terraces

Here you can see the typical hexagon design on a railing near the green lawn.
railing design

This is a design on the parapet.
parapet carvings agra fort

(These photos are courtesy Purpl-er)

Related Images: Designs and patterns from Taj Mahal interiors or Taj Mahal Sketch and Silhouettes or Balcony and railing designs of old Pune houses or wadas

Actual photos of The Taj Mahal at Agra or Red Fort at Agra or the Agra Fort - Photographs
Or simply Silhouettes of Mosques

If you are looking for a sample of Islamic art from Turkey try this post: Designs from the Blue Mosque, Istanbul or The Great Mosque of Xian, China

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