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.
Akbar’s tomb in Agra had geometric patterned exterior walls and an interior wall of painted niches.
Fatehpur Sikri, a walled city near Agra had geometric Islamic patterns carved into the red sandstone in the walls, sometimes with inlaid tiles.Geometric tile patterns with three niches at the Baby Taj in Agra. I 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. More of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Patterns.