Taj Mahal is the name of a monument located in Agra, India. It was commissioned by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, the son of Jahangir, as a mausoleum for his Persian wife, Arjumand Banu Begum, also known as Mumtaz-ul-Zamani or Mumtaz Mahal. It took 23 years to complete (1630 - 1653) and is a masterpiece of Mughal architecture."Taj Mahal" is a shorter variant of "Mumtaz Mahal," the name of the woman it was built to commemorate. "Taj" is the Persian word meaning 'crown.' "Mahal" means 'palace' in Persian and in Arabic. This linguistic similarity could have stemmed from the influence of Persian language in the Indian society as well as Mughal empire. Typically the building is simply and evocatively referred to as The Taj.
I took this at shot late afternonn.
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rajhema (1871) 2005-11-06 13:57
This is the picture I was waiting for. Is it scanned. Because I see more noise in the sky. Also the colors in the bricks look little oldish too. Yet, A remarkable capture. Perfectly centered and taken to its entirety Pranab.
dushyantkanungo (49) 2005-12-13 1:17
this is a regular shot of the Taj but rare in TE. The symetry here is fantastic.
saamb (1008) 2006-01-18 13:54
very thanks for your useful note. about Tajmahal, it is to be noted that, persian architects builded this superb building.
thank you again
ramesh_lalwani (3211) 2006-01-23 0:48
Photos of Taj at different time of day are delight to see.Yellow color looks beautiful.I wish I had stayed back little longer to catch Taj before Sunset.Lovely photo indeed
smash2707 (3310) 2006-02-11 23:42
Perfect symmetry just interrupted by the people. Nice point of view. Regards, Yvonne
anavazao (5592) 2006-02-23 7:18
nice perspective, details, composition and idea!
shiva_sg (600) 2006-04-15 11:41
The classic view of Taj, this is amazing.. You got it at the perfect center. Beauty..!!
jorgereverter (1808) 2006-04-22 6:05
Taj Mahal is always impressive. Colour and light are perfects. Congratulations. Jorge
plimrn (21344) 2006-10-24 19:13
This popped up in random and I couldn't resist the lovely detail of this classic wonder; especially the way you've captured it in the golden light against the blue sky. Just lovely
japiey (10163) 2007-03-26 10:43
Taj at its best. A classic document with good light and colours.
- Copyright: Pranab Banik (pranab) (5354)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 1999-12-00
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Minolta SRT 202
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Symmetry, Architechtical pictures, Incredible INDIA, World Heritage Sites Part VIII, Tajmahal [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-11-04 3:32
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