Photographer's Note

Visiting the Taj Mahal is a wonderful experience although full of tourists. In order to compose a creative image I waited until there were just these two ladies in the picture who were having an intense conversation with their backs to one of the most beautiful buildings in the world. I have cropped to give the geometry that I wanted.
The Taj Mahal is in Agra and a mausoleoum built by Shah Jahan, a mogul emperor, for his wife. This world heritage site is certainly a 'must do' when visiting India and walking around barefoot (shoes must be removed or covered up)on the hot marble surfaces is a wonderful and priveleged feeling. We travelled by train from Delhi (just a few hours)very comfortably and observed life beside and on the railway tracks! There is a fine hotel nearby that overlooks the Taj Mahal an seeing it rise out of the mist in the morning light is truley magical. The day we were there was the day that the Mumbai bombings happened at the Taj and other hotels in Mumbai. This was to be our destination the following week and we had to change our plans.

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  • Copyright: Ann Jackman (annjackman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1822 W: 0 N: 4741] (23019)
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