The surrounding area wasn't pretty, to be honest. There were makeshift stalls all around the premises, and manual traffic was heavy, with a coterie of ambulant vendors dripping over. Nearby was the Mecca Masjid which was likewise commissioned by Mohammad Quli Qutb Shah. He ordered bricks to be made from the soil brought from Mecca, using them in the construction of the central arch of the mosque, thus its name.
|Clocks adorn each side. These clocks were added in the year 1889.|
|The minarets stand 56 meters ( 184 feet) high.|
|This building stands in front of rows of shops along Charminar Road.|
|Black robed ladies. Though I'm aware of the color's religious implication, I am nevertheless anxious whenever I see this sight. There's something sinister about the black color and the "hiding" demeanor that unnerve me.|
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|With inverted color, the grandiose architecture of the Charminar becomes more apparent.|