The majestic beauty of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.
The crowning jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most beautiful and beloved structures. The monument was built in Agra, India, for Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Construction of the tomb began in 1632 and employed more than 20,000 laborers for 20 years. During the reign of Shah Jahan, the structure was known simply as the rauza, the tomb. Later, the mausoleum would be called the Taj Mahal, a derivative of the name Mumtaz Mahal.
According to Quran, the Taj Mahal is an algorithmic representation of Paradise, called Zannat in Persian and Arabic Languages.
Hope you like it. Its shot from 24mm in a full frame because I am yet to buy a wider lens.
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batalay (37197) 2013-03-11 5:17
How wonderful you back, and with a magnificent view of the Taj. It immediately swept me back to the visit my wife and I made on July 16, 2010, a memorable date, almost three years ago. While enjoying the breath taking beauty of the scene, however, I had a heat stroke. It became a nightmare.
omid266 (6700) 2013-03-11 20:28
Hi Satyakki ,
very nice !
God blesse you!
Noel_Byrne (27742) 2013-03-27 4:08
A beautiful and unique view of this iconic strucutre. I really like the point of view you have chosen here, it works perfectly and looks superb. The treees add depth, and the blue sky is a stunning backdrop.
All the best
Kamilutka (8105) 2013-03-28 1:48
now this is definitely different approach to this well known building. I did not recognize it at the first glance. Very good contrast created between dark blue sky and white walls of the temple. Perfect light management and sharpness. I like the branches even if they might be stealing a little bit the attention from the main subject.
- Copyright: Satyakki Bhattacharjee (satyakki) (658)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-03-09
- Categories: Castles, Daily Life, Architecture, Artwork, Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D 700, 24-70mm f/2.8 IF-ED Nikkor, Marumi CPL Filter
- Exposure: f/22, 1/40 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-11 0:27