Sunday, April 02, 2006

Agra - Summer 2004

Agra is a ridiculously dirty, crowded, smoky town - and the entire experience of visiting is so intensely forgettable. Except of course the Taj which is, imo anyway, the most beautiful monument ever. (Agra fort is pretty amazing too). In any case, every time i have seen the Taj (5 times at last count), i have been utterly stunned by it. It is, I think, best appreciated from afar where it looks like an unbelievable mirage - the marble reflects the sky light and takes on different tones at different times of the day. The best time to view the Taj, however, is definitely sunrise when it looks pale gold and the semi precious stones on the facade glitter.....its stunning.

The Taj in blue - still dont know how I took this picture

The Taj viewed from a side arch

Early Morning
Agra Fort

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