WHAT TO DO?
I have one hundred and seventy eight (178) photos of the Taj. I have decided to show you every fourth photo. This will help me to not get caught up in the paralysis of analysis .. of ‘should I show this photo or not’.
With this method of showing every fourth photo .. I can do four Posts .. with from 44 to 45 photos in each Post. They will be in the proper sequence as I walked through the grounds and not one single photo will be duplicated.
For each photo you see below .. there are three in the sequence of photos you do not see.
I will just begin with the trip to the Taj on a bicycle rickshaw and comment as I see the need.
We have arrived at the beginning of the West Entrance into the Taj. You can walk or ride to the actual entrance into the Taj.
The camel carts are one of the several ways to ride not walk.
Now we are at the ticket counter area. The cost for a foreign tourist is IRS 750 or US$ 11.81. Not bad for a world wonder.
A photo back at the ticketing area.
This was the first small ‘peek’ at the Taj Mahal from outside of the main grounds.
The entire area surrounding the Taj is special and beautiful. Below is the South entrance into the grounds.
We are directly facing the South entrance into the Taj grounds.
We turn around 180 Degrees from the South entrance above and face the one main entrance into the Taj grounds proper. You can .. it is a strain .. see the Taj through the entryway.
We are inside the main Taj grounds. Below is one of the famous views of the Taj looking out from inside of a long corridor that looks out at the Taj.
Looking to left from the above photo.
The grounds are just phenomenal.
I present to you Mumtaz .. The Taj Mahal .. her burial site.
To get some of the photos such as the one above .. I would just step out to my right from the below walkway and snap a photo of the Taj and then get back into the shade.
It seemed like every single shrub and tree was identified. Such love for the grounds.
There are several important buildings on the main grounds. All beautiful.
Yes indeed! I was not all alone! There were other people with me!
This is one of my few visits to the Taj where there was actually water in the lovely reflecting pools.
The below photo looks back from The Taj towards the MAIN GATE.
A close-up of the reflecting pool.
The photo above looks directly back from the Taj at the main entrance.
Above .. looking back at the main entrance. To go up onto the Taj proper you must either remove your shoes and walk on burning hot marble as you go barefoot or put ‘booties’ on top of your shoes.
Two photos from the back of the Taj at the Yamuna river that the Taj looks out upon.
Again looking back from the Taj at the grounds and the main entrance.
I am again back in the shady walkway along the side of the main reflecting pool.
The main entrance. The Taj is back to my right.
A new crop of visitors coming into the grounds above.
On the way home!
A photo of my bicycle rickshaw man. I really liked him and I gave him double his asking price when we got back to the Hotel Pawan.
WHEW! DID I DO IT? DID I PULL THIS OFF? YES I THINK THAT I DID!
Smiles and Joy from Cap ..
- JUN 2, 15 .. NIGHT TRAIN NORTH TO NEW DELHI .. AND MORE ..
- JUN 4, 15 .. WANDERING THE STREETS OF MY MIND – ATTITUDE CAPTAIN ..