Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Question 512.a: 1st of the month, so White Rabbits to all

__X__'s vision about __Y__ (refer to the pics) was as such:


Should guilty seek asylum here,
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin.
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion,
All his past sins are to be washed away.
The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs;
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.
In this world this edifice has been made;
To display thereby the creator's glory.



A more poetic story relates that once a year, during the rainy season, a single drop of water falls on the inner part of the structure, as inspired by Rabindranath Tagore's description of the structure as 
"one tear-drop...upon the cheek of time".

Now for the Tin eyers Delight.

Connect these pictures to a single entity (__Y__).

Floor Plan

Layout

During a period __Z__
Question:

1) ID X & Y (+5)
2) Why was the scaffolding put up in the last pic, or name the period. (+5)


ANSWER:


1) X - SHAH JAHAN
Y- TAJ MAHAL


2) DURING WW2, FEAR OF THE JAPANESE AIRFORCE BOMBING IT (DON'T KNOW HOW THE SCAFFOLDING WOULD'VE PROTECTED IT, PERHAPS CAMOUFLAGE?)



The Taj Mahal (play /ˈtɑː məˈhɑːl/;[1] Hindiताज महल, from Persian/Urduتاج محل "crown of buildings", pronounced [ˈt̪aːdʒ mɛˈɦɛl]; also "the Taj"[2]) is a mausoleum located in AgraIndia. It is one of the most recognizable structures in the world.[citation needed] It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It is widely considered as one of the most beautiful buildings in the world and stands as a symbol of eternal love.
Taj Mahal is the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from PersianIslamic and Indianarchitectural styles.[3][4]
In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While the white domed marble mausoleum is the most familiar component of the Taj Mahal, it is actually an integrated complex of structures. The construction began around 1632 and was completed around 1653, employing thousands of artisans and craftsmen.[5] The construction of the Taj Mahal was entrusted to a board of architects under imperial supervision, including Abd ul-Karim Ma'mur Khan, Makramat Khan, andUstad Ahmad Lahauri.[6][7] Lahauri[8] is generally considered to be the principal designer.


18 comments:

madafterknowledge said...

X is Shah Jahan
Y is Taj Mahal
The scaffolding was put up during world war 2 for fear of a luftwaffe attack!

Archimonde said...

X- Shah Jahan
Y- Taj Mahal
Z- World war II probably

manish hn said...

X=shah Jahan
Y=Taj Mahal
Z=scaffolding put up for protection during wars ......eg. during indo-pak war in 1960s-70s....ww2 in 1942...

St. Jisu said...

Taj Mahal
and i dont know the second part!

Nanda said...

X is Shahjahan
Z could be during World War II.

Arman said...

X is Shah jahan and i think y is taj mahal

Anonymous said...

X- shah jahan
Y-taj mahal
Scaffold - bcoz to protect from attacks in second ww
Raghu

appuchin said...

X-shah jahan
Y-taj mahal
Z-wartime , 1942,

Rohan said...

Thanks to Tagore's comment i got it, images were a dead giveaway. Y is Taj Mahal. X must be Shah Jahan. Z must be that it was for portection during the World War or the Indo-Pak wars..

Nagaratna said...

X- Shah Jahan
Y- Taj Mahal
Z- Threat of Japan bombing India during WW2

Nagaratna said...

X- Shah Jahan
Y - Taj Mahal
Z- Threat of being bombed by the Japanese During WW2

Nanda said...

Y-Taj Mahal

Aravind V said...

X: Shah Jahan
Y: Taj Mahal
Z: Indo-Pak war

indian said...

TAJ MAHAL -- PROTECTING WAR TIME SCAFFOLDING AND THE FLOOR PLANS.

Diabolos said...

Shah Jahan
Taj Mahal
During India PAk war to protect from air raids..

abhimanyu said...

x = shah jahan on y = taj mahal ...
period is WW2..anticipatin air strike.

Aviral said...

X: should be Shah Jahan
Y: Taj Mahal

Aviral said...

Scaffolding put during second world war..