Geometric Patterns on Agra’s Mughal Architecture

The primary restriction on Islamic architecture in this part of India is that there be no images of people or animals. That leaves floral motifs, Arabic script and geometric patterns.

Here I have decided to focus on the geometric patterns which fascinated me.

Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal fortress with niches in a marble wall and a geometric zig-zag patterns of semi-precious stones.
Niches in a marble wall at the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal fortress, is another UNESCO World Heritage site in Agra, and in its own way just as beautiful as the Taj MahalGeometric pattern of semi-precious stones at the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal fortress, is another UNESCO World Heritage site in Agra, and in its own way just as beautiful as the Taj MahalAkbar’s tomb in Agra had geometric patterned exterior walls and an interior wall of painted niches.
Geometric Islamic pattern on a wall at Akbar's Mausoleum in Agra, IndiaGeometric pattern of niches at Akbar's Mausoleum in Agra, IndiaFatehpur Sikri, a walled city near Agra had geometric Islamic patterns carved into the red sandstone in the walls, sometimes with inlaid tiles.Geometric Islamic pattern in the walls of the mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, a town outside of Agra in IndiaGeometric Islamic pattern in the walls of the mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, a town outside of Agra in IndiaGeometric Islamic pattern in the walls of the mosque in Fatehpur Sikri, a town outside of Agra in IndiaGeometric tile patterns with three niches at the Baby Taj in Agra.  Geometric tile patterns and three niches at the Baby Taj, aka Itimad-ud-Daulah, a Mughal structure built completely from marble containing the tomb of the Persian noblemanI have taken the last two images, one from Fatehpur Sikri and the other from the Baby Taj, my two favourites, and tried to ‘collage’ them in the app Photoshop Express to make up something new.  The geometric patterns of Fatehpur Sikri and the BabyTaj collaged in the photo app Photoshop ExpressMore of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns.

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