Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Taj

Taj Mahal. Seen it. 
We finished off our tour of the Rajasthan province with a morning view of the Taj Mahal. It was as impressive a structure as it looks. Perfectly symmetrical in all its parts from the gardens at the entrance, to the long fountain leading up to it, and the matching mosque and answer room that sit on either side. The only asymmetrical point is the second tomb stone of the mughal emperor who built it. Laura and I were both very impressed by the building, the details, and the love that went into building it. It's crazy that this amazing work of art was created simply to house the emperor's wife's body after death. Literally all that are inside are two tomb stones, one of which is not even meant to be there (the emperor started building a matching black marble Taj Mahal across the river for his own body, however he was stopped by his son for being crazy and thrown in jail... mughal retirement home? haha)!

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