India: the glory of Empire: Agra and Fort

A660201 the gate of Agra Castle looks up.

 

There are three famous red fortresses in northern India: xikri palace, Agra castle and Delhi Red Castle. These three red fortresses are all built by Hongyan. They have been the capital and palace of Mughal Dynasty. Now they are also listed in the world cultural heritage. Among the three red fortresses, xikri palace is the shortest. Because of its location and lack of water, it was abandoned after only 14 years of use, which can be regarded as a major face project in the history of India. The other two, Agra Fort, was built in the 16th century by the third generation of Mughal emperor Akbar. It has gone through Akbar, Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb. It has been built and rebuilt by several generations of emperors, witnessing the heyday of Mughal Dynasty. The red fort of Delhi was built in the 17th century by Shah Jahan, the fifth emperor. Although it has been used for more than 200 years, it is only after the sixth emperor that the Empire gradually disintegrated into the post Mughal period. Although the red fort of Delhi is still magnificent, it is only changed by Zhu Yan.

 

Only two of the three red castles in northern India were visited and the red castles in Delhi were abandoned. Due to the lack of time in Delhi and the similarities among the three castles, at least in my impression, Sikri and Agra have mixed together. It’s hard to avoid visual fatigue in the later period of travel, so it’s natural to give up Delhi Red Fort.

The style of these three castles is different from that of almost one city and one Royal Palace castle in northern India. One is the obvious Mughal style, which has the rough power of Mongolian descendants sweeping all over the country; the other is the same material and color, which are all red sandstone. In contrast, the castles in northern India are a little more colorful, with red, yellow sandstone, white marble, red, orange and white plastering. The interior and exterior decorations are also more complicated. They are fond of using colored glass and lenses. I think the dynasty of jingotima despises those blingbling things. Moreover, the Imperial Palace castle in other parts of northern India was influenced by the British colonists in many building rooms, which could not be seen at least in xikri and Agra castle, probably because of its early construction.

 

Agra Fort was built by Akbar the third emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, who also built and abandoned Sikri. Later, the emperors of the fourth, fifth and sixth dynasties continued to rebuild and expand according to their own preferences, especially Shah Jahan, the fifth emperor, who built the Taj Mahal, loved white marble and brought this hobby into Agra Fort. Therefore, the architecture of Agra Fort is not red rock. Agra castle and the Taj Mahal are far away. Shah Jahan was imprisoned in the castle where he could see the Taj Mahal for several years after his son, the sixth emperor Aurangzeb, usurped the throne, until his death. The family of kings, glory and decline, loyalty and betrayal, sometimes only in the first line. Later generations, in fact, do not even have to sigh.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort Agra castle gate and enclosure. The plane of the castle is almost semicircle, or the passivated right triangle, which is also located on the Yamuna River, facing the Taj Mahal across the sandbar. The red sandstone wall is solid and thick, surrounded by moats along the wall. If the bridge leading to the gate is a suspension bridge, such a castle is solid in the age of cold weapons

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

A 60206 a 6033 gate also has a gate opening of the city wall, which is higher than the outer wall, very similar to the urn city in ancient China.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort Jahangir palace, named after the fourth emperor of the Mughal Dynasty, Jahangir. The Hongyan building is good enough, but it also lacks some character. There is a hexagon Star decoration under the main door opening, which is similar to the Jewish sign. I don’t know if it is related.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

The big tub with steps inside and outside is said to be a bathtub. It’s not easy for one person to look at each other. I don’t know how to build such a deep bathtub. It’s not easy to stand in the bathtub. It’s very dangerous. It’s hard to avoid conspiracy theory in the deep palace.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

Inside the palace, thick walls and narrow windows.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

Inside the palace, no matter the pattern and architectural details, there are many similarities with the Queen’s palace in the West Kerry palace. This palace was built by Emperor Akbar for the later fourth emperor Jahangir, and Sikri was also built by Emperor Akbar. I wonder if the two buildings were designed by the same group of architects at the same time.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

The building is almost an open hall, which is similar to the building of the West Kerry palace.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

The deep groove on the ground in front of the palace, I don’t know whether it’s a pool or something, reminds me of the bottomless abyss that can be opened and closed in Yingchao city in the game of power, which is quite frightening.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

The White Marble Palace of Shah Jahan, emperor of Five Dynasties.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

Separated by the fence, there is a nearly dry riverbed outside.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

The appearance of these people is quite remarkable.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

The geometric garden in the palace is surrounded by two white marble buildings.

 
India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort
inside the white marble building, the raised edges on the ceiling wall have turned dark brown for a long time, which is similar to the pattern depicted by the palm and foot of Indian women.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

White marble inlaid walls, Shah Jahan’s palace, this aesthetic can also be seen in the Taj Mahal.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort the deposed Shah Jahan was imprisoned here, looking daily at the Taj Mahal where his beloved wife was buried.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

Another courtyard, a square lawn surrounded by a two-story circular corridor building, whether it is a backyard or not, looks like a school building or a prison. The fence is too low. I don’t know how old people think about safety.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

On the roof platform, in the dust, the Taj Mahal behind seems to be out of reach.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort mosque behind the red wall.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort the public hall of cloud line arch is the place where the king listens to the public. Many palaces and castles in northern India have such an open hall with multiple columns. Even in an autocratic Dynasty, it still needs to be done well.

 

India: the glory of Empire: Agra & nbsp; Fort when I left Agra castle, I saw its solid and beautiful wall again. Such a color should be the most beautiful in the morning and evening. The water of the moat has no Sabre light and sword shadow at night. Although it is not green, it is also soft.

 

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