The trouble with photographing architectural masterpieces is that they’ve already been photographed about a billion times before.
The Taj Mahal is no exception, a mausoleum of white marble built by the Shah Jahan dedicated to his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.
The sun rise through one of the minarets as seen from the mosque on the west side of the Taj Mahal.
The marble changes colour depending on the lighting, rosy pink at sunrise to milky white in the fog and golden later in the day. We finally made our way to the east side to take a few photos of the Taj Mahal lit by the rising sun. There was another red sandstone mosque on this side as well.
Tourists at the Taj: these Sikhs were visiting from the Punjab, and wanted us to take photos of all of them. This despite the fact that none of them had an email, or any kind of address that we could send the photos to…
The reflecting pool doing what it does best!Two friends sitting by the carved and bejewled marble walls that make the Taj Mahal special.
Marble wall of the Taj Mahal showing semi-precious stone inlay.
More ‘masterpieces at the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/
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Wow, the contrast in your photos really bring everything to life. Great work.
A masterpiece of travel (and author) photography. Definitely, you know what you do, and you do it great. Congrats!
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I love your photos. I hope to visit myself one day, but for now I’m happy seeing beautiful photos, especially ones that are different from everyone else’s. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you – seeing the Taj Mahal should definitely be on one’s travel list – plus there are lots of other interesting sites to visit in Agra.
You photos are great! Seeing the Taj Mahal is very high on my bucket list!
Your photos are fab… I love the one with the sun from the archway.. I need to visit India soon, it’s on my list of places to visit 😉
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