Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Brick Minars, Ahmedabad

The Brick Minars of Ahmedabad are not as popular as other heritage structures in the city. Still they are no less magnificent when compared to its counterparts. This is the last site we visited before moving out of the city.



They are located next to Ahmedabad Junction railway staion are the only minars in the city built out of bricks. These two magnificent lofty brick minars were part of the mosque which no longer exists. On the minars one can see traces of colored tiles are nearly 31 meters in height.



Their style and material suggest that they might have been built sometime in 16th century. The spiral stairs in the body of the minars can be used to reach the balconies above. 



These minars were damaged by the earthquake of January 2001, but are still standing tall.

25 comments:

Jeevan said...

Absolutely stunning twin towers! Marvelous angle and detail

rupam sarma said...

Nice photos, Thanks for sharing.

bj said...

I do believe these are the most amazing buildings I've ever seen..so perfect for Outdoor Wed

Al said...

I was just wondering how they'd do in an earthquake, but they are beautiful.

R Niranjan Das said...

Beautiful structures.

Sylvia K said...

Superb captures as always, Rajesh!! Lovely pale blue skies and beautiful Minars!! Thanks for sharing! Have a great weekend!

krishna said...

another part of our history... nice

ladyfi said...

What a lovely structure.

Leovi Leovi said...

Wonderful photos, which pretty towers, you've managed to capture all its beauty!

Vineeta Yashswi said...

Nice post...

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Those are outstanding. Thanks for sharing.

Thomas Lee said...

Unique brick minaret

Lowell said...

They are very beautiful! Is the public allowed to climb the stairs? I'll bet one could get some nice views from up high.

Photo Cache said...

I like this minaret design.

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Su-sieee! Mac said...

They look so fragile, I cannot imagine climbing the stairs in them, even when they brand new.

Karen Hayward-King said...

Gorgeous minars !! Great shots....

Tom said...

Very interesting architecture. Tom The Backroads Traveller

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Interesting..

Paula Scott Molokai Girl Studio said...

To think of the centuries that this structure has witnessed-it is also amazing that it was so magnificently built!

purba chakraborty said...

Great architecture. Beautifully captured.

Debopam said...

So many unknown treasures of art in India.... Lovely capture.........

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Ranjana's craft blog said...

Magnificent

Paresh Kale said...

Superb

D.Nambiar said...

Such striking structures!!

Somali K Chakrabarti said...

Magnificent minars. The close up shots look like miniature version oF Qutab Minar