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Thursday, May 21, 2015

postcard from the taj mahal

Having been delayed an entire day courtesy of Indian Railways, my trip mates and I were giddy with excitement that we were FINALLY getting to see the symbol of India's rich history; the famous Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan, a Mughal emperor, commissioned this monument not as a palace to live in, but as a mausoleum to house a tomb for his third and favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Construction began in 1632 and took nearly twenty years to complete.

As I walked through the Great Gate that leads to the gardens, I heard many people gasp at the beauty of the Taj as they first laid eyes on this great monument. I caught myself doing the same exact thing at first sight. I stood there for quite some time in awe of everything from the massive size of the structure to its extreme intricate details and symmetry. It's beyond amazing and is certainly one of the most, if not, THE most beautiful buildings I've ever seen. I still can't get over that I was actually there to see it with my own eyes.

All photographs ©Lisa Rozwadowski

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