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India - Agra and the Taj Mahol
19 - 22 November 2010
Agra, India
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We took an overnight train to Agra.
We took an overnight train to Agra.
Sights from the train on the outskirts of Agra.
Sights from the train on the outskirts of Agra.
In India most people have dark skin, yet everyone on billboards and TV is white.
In India most people have dark skin, yet everyone on billboards and TV is white.
We stayed at a small guesthouse owned by a Sikh family.
We stayed at a small guesthouse owned by a Sikh family.
A smaller predecessor to the Taj Mahol, the "Baby Taj".
A smaller predecessor to the Taj Mahol, the "Baby Taj".
The Baby Taj is a mausoleum for the parents and relatives of a Mughal Dynasty Empress.
The Baby Taj is a mausoleum for the parents and relatives of a Mughal Dynasty Empress.
It was built between 1622 and 1628.
It was built between 1622 and 1628.
Like the Taj Mahol, the Baby Taj is constructed of white inlaid marble.
Like the Taj Mahol, the Baby Taj is constructed of white inlaid marble.
Sights in Agra.
Sights in Agra.
The Taj Mahal as seen from the bank of the Yamuna River.
The Taj Mahal as seen from the bank of the Yamuna River.
The view from a rooftop restaurant.
The view from a rooftop restaurant.
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum for the wife of a Mughal emperor.
The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum for the wife of a Mughal emperor.
Construction took place between 1632 and 1653.
Construction took place between 1632 and 1653.
Marble inlays.
Marble inlays.
 


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