Built by Nawab Mohammad Ali Shah (1837-42), it is more ornate in design with exquisite chandeliers, gilt-edged mirrors, silver mimbar and colourful stuccos which adorn the interiors. A golden dome and fine calligraphy on the exterior of the building makes it a truly exceptional monument of Mughal architecture.
|an interesting reflection|
|Entry to the Chota Imambara|
|above & the following photos show the Inside view of the Chota Imambara|
|A buzy street scene|
|Clock towers always make an interesting picture & when surrounded by Date Palms show a beautiful combo of natural & man made beauty.|
This 221 ft. high Clock Tower was built in 1887 to mark the arrival of Sir George Couper, the first Lieutenant Governor of the United Province of Awadh. . It is said to be identical in design to an ancient portal at Constantinople. Its uppermost part consists of an eight faceted chhatri, approachable by a staircase.
|wondering what this photo is doing???? Just to show the contrast between the exquisite workmanship of days gone by & our modern horrors......LOL!|
|contrast with this interesting mausoleum|
|A view of modern Lucknow|