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Qutab Minar

Qutab Minar is a minaret in the Qtub Complex in the southern area of New Delhi, India. The complex itself is part of Delhi's oldest fortified city, Lal Kot. The minaret was constructed in the early 13th century, after the adjacent Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, which was started in 1192. The mosque complex is one of the oldest surviving in India, and one of New Delhi's most visited tourist attractions.

The architecture of Qutab Minar represents a fusion of Southwest Asian and Islamic architectural styles. It is constructed entirely of brick, and at almost 238 feet high is the tallest brick minaret in the world.

Qutab Minar, New Delhi - November, 1986
Quwwat-ul-Islam Mosque, New Delhi, India - November, 1986
Minaret & Adjacent Mosque - November, 1986
From Sketchbook - November, 1986


Minaret Detail - November, 1986

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