The Taj Mahal did not disappoint. Tears came to my eyes as I stood and looked at this mythical palace of love commissioned in 1632 by the Mughal emperor, Shah Jahan (reigned 1628–1658), to house the tomb of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to her 14th child.
Le Taj Mahal ne nous a pas déçus. J’ai pleuré en voyant ce palais d’amour mythique construit en 1632 par l’empéreur moghul, Shah Jahan (règne 1628-1658) pour abriter le tombeau de son épouse préférée, Mumtaz Mahal, qui est morte en donnant naissance à leur quatorzième enfant.
3 replies on “Postcard from India – the Taj Mahal in the Early Morn”
A magnificent structure. Like any other place of that stature, regular maintenance is required. I’ve never seen scaffolding in any image of it before.
One never tires of seeing photographs of this magnificent building.
It is an icon and I would really love to see it in ‘the flesh’ but realize that I never will. Thanks for the photo.