The Taj Mahal: a monument to love – frontal view

Taken in early February, 2017, these are photographs of the Taj Mahal in Agra (northern India).  This mausoleum is as readily recognizable and as well known as the (much older) Pyramids of Egypt.




In the haze, we see this iconic building.  The impressive design has an almost timeless quality to it.



In the series of pictures that follow, we will move closer to the building and the haze will thin to give more impressive images.



This site is a popular tourist destination for both foreign visitors and for Indians.



Another view.



The beauty of the building dominates this next view.



Visitors take in the view.



A pool of water leads the eyes to the Taj Mahal.



A time for taking pictures.



A visitor to the site must appear in at least one picture with the monument.



In part two, we will present some images of the rear of the complex and other views.

copyright 2017 –


  1. This simply is a beautiful wonder – and the pics have a nice ethereal impression in them.

    When I see the gorgeous pool shot I think of the kind of tragic pic of Princess Diana who ended up alone at this romantic site when her unfaithful prince abandoned her on a trip. Stuff of fairy tales – but real.

    I don’t know if they allow interior tours…(?)…but will you be posting any?

    1. Thanks for your comment. We are sorting through the photos taken and will try to provide some interior pics in the next installment (we have many more exterior shots though).

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