This is the western wall of the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque. The Iron Pillar seen here was built by Chandragupta II and has been resistant to corrossion all these years. There is a myth that if you could join your hands from behind your back across the pillar, you are extremely lucky, as a result of which a mob used to try the stunt on this pillar. To prevent harm to the pillar from this practice, the Authorities built a fence around it.
A tripod is not allowed inside the Qutub Complex, without special permission from the Archaeological Survey of India, as is the rule in most of the protected monuments across India. So you have to be innovative to take night shots around the complex. I tried the shot from the top of a wall, by placing the camera with some stones supporting it, but the result wasn't as good and I finally decided to keep the camera on the floor for this shot - the only hurdle left was to patiently wait for people to move out of the frame :-)
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