Situated in Delhi, India. Lotus Temple is built in the shape of a lotus flower and is the last of seven Major Bahai’s temples built around the world. The structure is made up of pure white marble Around the blooming petals there are nine pools of water, which light up, in natural light. It looks spectacular at dusk when it is flood lit.
After a visit to the forbidden city I decided to go to the national theater to take photos at the end of the blue hour. This has been pretty much a game of hide and seek with the security guards. There is a fence all around the reflection pool edge, making it impossible to get close to get the maximum reflection possible.
There was 2 security guards, one shouting 请出去! (= get out), the other one being more relaxed, even indicating the exact point of the central axis for perfectly symmetrical photos. I basically walked around quickly placing my tripod on the edge and triggering a long exposure while the guards was covering the other side, trying to always stay on his opposite side 😉
The architect is one of my countrymen, Paul Andreu.
First visit last night, one of my favourites POVs and I often come back to this one and try to improve and develop further. The temperatures have dropped and over the next few months conditions will improve and I will continue to shoot my favourite place.