Photographer's Note

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.
The tomb of Queen Mumtaz-ul-Zamani is a successful synthesis of many design elements. Like most Mughal tombs, its basic elements are Persian in origin. The building is a large, domed, multi-chambered structure constructed of white marble. The building is highly decorated with pietra dura artwork that includes geometric patterns, plants and flowers.
This is the final resting place for Shah-Jahan's beloved wife. A tomb that took 23 years to finish but ultimately it took only few yards of space for the Eternal Love to rest.

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