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Unfinished Dreams

This is the Alai Minar, which was started by Ala ud din Khilji and was intended to be double the height of the Qutub Minar and therefore has a base double the size of the Qutub Minar, but Al ud din died soon after the first storey was completed and thereafter construction wasn't pursued.

Just to give an idea of the scale, the Outer wall of this unfinished structure is around 15 feet thick. I climbed up the wall and went in to see what was inside. There was an inner structure half as thick as the Qutub Minar itself inside the 15 feet thick outer wall. I could just wonder what those guys were trying to  build :-)

Unfinished Dreams

This is the Alai Minar, which was started by Ala ud din Khilji and was intended to be double the height of the Qutub Minar and therefore has a base double the size of the Qutub Minar, but Al ud din died soon after the first storey was completed and thereafter construction wasn't pursued.

Just to give an idea of the scale, the Outer wall of this unfinished structure is around 15 feet thick. I climbed up the wall and went in to see what was inside. There was an inner structure half as thick as the Qutub Minar itself inside the 15 feet thick outer wall. I could just wonder what those guys were trying to  build :-)

comments (6)

  • Vini
  • 21 Mar 2007, 02:31
Very interesting, only u could take such an effort to climb the wall smile
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile Didn't climb the full wall - there was an opening at a lower height climbing to which wasn't very tough
  • Robs
  • 21 Mar 2007, 05:26
That's impressive! Very nice and interesting capture!
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Rob smile
Wow you climed that? impressive
Thomas Mathew: Thanx smile I didn't have to climb the full wall to get in - if you look at the left corner there is an opening at quite a lower height, climbing to which wasn't very tough.
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 21 Mar 2007, 13:34
It makes you wonder, Thomas, how many other structures there are around the world that have never been finished for whatever reason. Broken dreams? I was just thinking of La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, for instance:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sagrada_familia
Thomas Mathew: You are right Ginnie, these broken dreams do make up interesting Historic Topics smile
  • Ellie
  • 21 Mar 2007, 13:35
It's huge! It makes for a really good picture too.

Thank you for sharing this. It's one of the wonderful things about Shutterchance, I'm getting to see so many things around the world I will never see for real.
Thomas Mathew: Thanx Ellie. I couldn't agree more on how Shutterchance has helped me know more about parts of the world I might never otherwise have seen smile
Strange architecture indeed !

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