Taj Mahal

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    Lot of lens distortion, but still happy with the way it turned out.

    I walked into this place with a thousand mental images of the Taj Mahal. Everyone has seen it, everyone knows what it looks like: photographs, drawings, illustrations.

    I was floored. Everything about this place was magical, impressive, mysterious. No mental image could have ever adequately prepared me for seeing this in-person.

    I arrived an hour or so before sunset; it was initially brilliant white, then slowly devolved into orange and pink hues as the sun dipped below the horizon.

    carol.fletcher, Potsy, nih@z, and 2 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. ruhey 61 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called el manicomio, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. carol.fletcher 61 months ago | reply

      You did a great job on getting a different angle too! This is on my top 5 list of places to see--your comments just made it move up a notch! :)

    3. jrodmanjr 61 months ago | reply

      Thanks a lot, Carol! Hope you get to see it soon, it really is a stunning place. Arriving at either sunrise or an hour or two before sunset are the best times to visit.

    4. Michael_Alan 61 months ago | reply

      yeah, nicely framed and the clouds really polish it off.

    5. bats... 61 months ago | reply


      And like you, I was floored when I saw the Taj four years ago. In my mind, it was a small building and Princess Diana loomed large in the foreground. I had no idea how large it was, and delicate, and how it floated softly above the gardened plain. It's an amazing building.

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