141. Monuments or Memorials

Continuing on with the Architectural Wonders of the World exhibit, my next picture is of the Taj Mahal in Agra, India.  Taj Mahal was built by a Muslim, Emperor Shah Jahan (died 1666 C.E.) in the memory of his dear wife and queen Mumtaz Mahal. It is an “elegy in marble” or some say an expression of a “dream.” Taj Mahal (meaning Crown Palace) is a Mausoleum that houses the grave of queen Mumtaz Mahal at the lower chamber. The grave of Shah Jahan was added to it later.  For more info on the Taj Mahal click HERE.



~ by Tammy on May 20, 2009.

5 Responses to “141. Monuments or Memorials”

  1. Very interesting exhibition! It looks rather small this copy of Taj Mahal… Great for the theme!

  2. Great picture. This really does look like a very interesting display.

  3. Fascinating that the display is outside mingling with nature.

  4. Impressive replica. I like the almost rustic building in the b/g contra sing with ornate copy.

  5. Wonderful shot and processing Tammy. Great lighting.

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