Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Agra and the Taj Mahal

The coup de grâce of any visit to India, the Taj Mahal.  It's a painful four-hour journey from Delhi, but absolutely worth the trip.  You know you're going to encounter beauty, but it's even more impressive than can come across in photos.  Counter-intuitively, some pics below of day trip are below.


A sweeper at Akbar's Tomb; notice the mobile phone.

Signs at the entrance to the Taj, separating the queues.

First view of the Taj!

And proof I was there.

Close-up.

One of the three optical illusions of the Taj: Albert Einstein.

From the distance.

Where Shah Jahan lived his last days under house arrest; the story goes that all he asked for when he was imprisoned by his son was that he have a view of the Taj.

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