Fatepur Sikri was founded as the capital of the Mughal Empire in 1571 by Emperor Akbar. It served this role from 1571 to 1585, when Akbar abandoned it due to a campaign in Punjab and it was later completely abandoned in 1610. This is a view of the palace courtyard and Diwan-i-Khas.
A late afternoon walk through the streets of Agra and people stop to talk. The boys approached to have their photo taken, and in the background, Alan is engrossed in a conversation. In both interactions the body language is all part of the rich pattern of communication.
This beautiful temple in northern Thailand was a place of pilgrimage and there was a steady stream of visitors quietly coming forward to make an offering or to say a silent prayer.
Friends and ardent campaigners for preserving the pristine beauty of Southern Scotland, Janet and Robin, are seen standing at the summit of Fuffock Hill.
I have accompanied then on this walk several times and the views south over the coastal region make the effort to reach the summit very worth while.
Our friends are gathered here for a photo after an evening visit to a floodlit flower festival in Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan.
A park close to Takakmatsu in Japan. This location was open for a Cosmos Festival.