Lahore Gate of Delhi Palace, Red Fort.
Photographer: Shepherd and Robertson
Medium: Photographic print
Photograph of the Lahore Gate of the Delhi Palace, Red Fort from the 'Strachey Collection of Indian Views', taken by Shepherd and Robertson in 1862. The Red Fort is the largest of Old Delhi's monuments. The Mughal emperor Shahjahan started the construction of the main fort in 1638, and work was completed in 1648. The fort has all the aspects of a vital centre of Mughal government, halls of public and private audience, domes and arched marble palaces, plush private apartments, a mosque, and elbaborately designed gardens.Entrance to the fort is through the imposing Lahore gate, which as its name suggests faces Lahore, now in Pakistan.