Qutb Minar

Another World Heritage Site, this one on the south side of Delhi in a large park.  This is a very early Mughal monument (~1230 AD) built from materials obtained by destroying Hindu temples.  It contains numerous styles as it was added onto right through the period of the British Raj.   The photo below shows detail from the tower, a 240 foot high brick structure.

Closeup of the detailed design of Qutb Minar
Larry and Spencer proving they were there.
Evidence of the use of Hindu material to build the mosque.
These are columns taken from an earlier temple and used here in
typical Islamic style of repetitious details.

School girls trying to figure out Larry and Spencer
Local tourists
Opposite tower which was never completed.

After Qutb Minar, we headed to Humayun's Tomb,

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