The colours of India: The Taj Mahal

In 2008, I had the opportunity to step into the magical world of India. While my trip was too short, my time was well spent and over the course of three weeks, I was given a glimpse into the most colourful world I have ever seen. In order to best capture my highlights from the trip, I will refrain from going into too much detail (except for momentary digressions into funny anecdotes and a tip or two).

To kick off our journey, I present to you a glimpse into the jewel of India, the Taj Mahal, meaning “Crown Palace”. Located in Agra, the Taj Mahal – a present day UNESCO heritage site – was built by Shah Jahan (1592 – 1666) in memory of his third wife Mumtaz Mahal. I apologize for the watermarks present throughout the pictures – my camera had a bad reaction to the humidity, but the pictures remain relevant despite the photographer’s  novice attempt to capture a masterpiece.

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