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History says that the emperor who built the Taj Mahal, Shah Jahan was held captive in the Agra Fort across the Yamuna river. As most of you know, the Taj was built in memory of his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal. He used to see the reflection of the Taj in his diamond ring during his captivity.

I took this from the mosque adjacent to the Taj Mahal. The Taj has two mosques on its two sides. This is one of them, the river that you see here is river Yamuna.

The setting sun and the fading light made the atmosphere melancholic, and I somehow could see the old and helpless emperor looking at his ring and remembering his love.

You can see the main view of the Taj in here

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Additional Photos by Shaeri Mukherjee (crckt) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1090 W: 70 N: 1322] (7218)
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