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Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh, India

Photo, Pictures of, Images, Picture
(June, 2010)


The Taj

 



Red Sandstone Gateway.

 



Riding a very creaky camel cart. You can walk faster.

 



Cindie and the Camel. It was a fussy camel.

 



Tim in the Adventure Hat and his Can't-lose-me-in-a-crowd tee shirt.

 



Milling about the gardens.

 



Breezeway.

 



Typical Indian family on holiday.  Looks like dad knew to bring lots of water for the 120F day.

 



Reflecting pool.

 



Many people bathed their feet in the ponds. I'm not sure if it is religious or just because it was hot.

 



The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial to his second wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child. That's right - fourteen.

 



Rudyard Kipling called the Taj "the embodiment of all things pure."

 



This woman's husband was taking her picture. She didn't mind me snapping one too.

 



Cute young family.

 



Mom was happy to show off her henna dyed hands.

 



Red sandstone mosque.

 



Arabic script, I think.

 



Geometric designs in the walls.

 



Carved Marble detail.

 



Very difficult to capture the beauty of all the marble work.

 



 

 



 

 



Staying in the shade.

 



After three centuries, the minarets have a slight lean. Or they may have been designed that way so that they would topple away from the Taj in the event of an earthquake.

 



 

 



More pretty outfits.

 



 

 



Engraving.

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



Looking out at the Yamuna River.

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 


 

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