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Perfect Reflection

Okay, just my opinion that the Taj Mahal is perfect: Beautiful white crystalline marble artistically and tastefully inlaid with designs and quotations from the Qur'an inlaid in jasper in beautiful arabic script. Floral and other decorative patterns inlaid in semi-precious stones. And this is just the exterior. The closer you get to the cenotaphs inside (of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and his beloved wife Mumtaz) the more intricate and beautiful the inlaid work becomes - and the more precious the stones that are inlaid.


We were lucky enough to arrive before the fountains were turned on and so were able to enjoy the reflection.

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Taken on March 3, 2014