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Cellular Jail

Photograph of Symmetric Hallway

Photograph of Symmetric Hallway

The Cellular Jail in Port Blair, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India, has a long and eventful past. Several Indian freedom fighters were imprisoned here by the British, and the harsh conditions faced by inmates here earned the prison notoriety and the name Kala Pani (literally ‘Death Water’). Inmates here were housed in small individual cells (hence the name Cellular Jail), that were lined along corridors such as the one pictured. In the photograph, the cells are to the left, while the right is open.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: ”
Layered“, “Satisfaction“, “Delta“)

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Arched Doorways

Photograph of an arched door at the Taj Mahal.

Photograph of an arched door at the Taj Mahal.

One of the most common features of Mughal architecture is the presence of large doorways or arches, normally intricately carved. At the Taj Mahal, one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in the world, this feature is very prominent. On each side of the four-sided main building, there are large arched doorways. In this photograph, showing the front-facing side of the Taj Mahal, one central arch flanked by four small ones can be seen. It is difficult not to admire the magnificence and beauty of this architectural marvel.

(Submitted to the Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenges: “Inspiration” and “Door“)