A bustling Friday,
My husband and i decided to visit charminar.
The products like the charminar very Hyderabadi. What stands out in the craftsmanship of the Deccan is the presence of intricate work that is where tidy, and sharp. Nothing is left to blend or just merge, the craft is clean, be it their embroidery, their brocade or their buildings.
Gazing through the structure which nestles right at the middle of the road, seems so opposed to the vast gardens, and elaborate care taken by the archaeological department over the Mogul monuments.
The structure has a square base of 31.95 meters on each arm, and vazi or cistern in the centre. There are 4 minaret’s that are 11 mts high and each of 3 stories. These minars are bonded by arches on the outer facade and balconies on the inner aspect. There are 149 steps leading to the top on each minarets and 12 landing in all.
The western wing houses the mosque in the 2nd storey there are 45 open prayer spaces in all.
The arches form the main theme of the structure, a double arch facade for the roof, the decorative minor arches on the outer face the arched corridor the structure is a aesthetic feast.
Four clocks were added in 1889 on the four cardinal directions.
It is rather sad to see our callousness ravage an important piece of architecture.
Somehow the ambience was as though one was being transported in time to an late Raj India, more precisely to an independent Pakistan Karachi.