A Masterpiece of Mughal Architecture, the Taj Mahal

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 west side of the Taj Mahal.
Taj Mahal at Agra, IndiaThe marble changes colour depending on the lighting, rosy pink at sunrise to milky white in the fog and golden later in the day. A marble medallion carved into a wall at the Taj Mahal in Agra, IndiaWe 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.
view of the Taj Mahalwhite marble walls of the Taj MahalTourists 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 too…
tourists at the TajThe reflecting pool doing what it does best!Taj Mahal at Agra, IndiaTwo friends sitting by the carved and bejewled marble walls that make the Taj Mahal special.
Taj Mahal at Agra, IndiaMarble wall of the Taj Mahal showing semi-precious stone inlay.
marble wall of the Taj Mahal showing semi-precious stone inlayMore ‘masterpieces at the Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/26/out-of-this-world/

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