Jacques

Jacques

Posted on 10/10/2008


Photo taken on March 31, 2004



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IMG 4365bc Taj Mahal at Sunset

IMG 4365bc Taj Mahal at Sunset
Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, that was built under Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favourite wife, Mumtaz Mahal; The Taj Mahal is considered as the finest example of Mughal architecture, a style that combines elements from Persian, Turkish, Indian, and Islamic architectural styles; In 1983, Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was cited as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage"; While the white domed marble mausoleum is most familiar, Taj Mahal is an integrated complex of structures and was completed around 1648; Ustad Ahmad Lahauri is generally considered as the principal designer of Taj Mahal under the strict desires and commands of Emperor Sha Jahan whose project was to build a black repliqua on the other side of the Yamouna River for his own tomb; In 1631, Shah Jahan, Emperor during Mughal's period of greatest prosperity, was desperate when his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, died during the birth of their fourteenth child, Gauhara Begum; The love story traditionally held as an inspiration for Taj Mahal but recent researches descripting the engraved letters on the monument say that Sha Jahan had the idea to build nothing less than the throne of God on earth! The construction of Taj Mahal begun soon after Mumtaz's death with the principal mausoleum completed in 1648; The surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later; It is the major monument among those voted as the new Seven Marvels of the World. India Agra.

Hans-Jürgen, Christophe.Nasarre, ManueL. and 2 other people have particularly liked this photo


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Alain Baudat
Alain Baudat
La décision d'inscrire le Taj Mahal au patrimoine de l'UNESCO est la bienvenue. Ce superbe mausolée mérite pleinement cette distinction à plus d'un titre d'ailleurs. Magnifique image, merci Jacques de nous l'avoir offerte. Amicalement
8 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Alain Baudat
C'est, avec la mezquita de Cordou, les monuments du monde qui m'ont le plus émerveillés! Merci Alain
8 years ago.
Jean Pierre Delmur
Jean Pierre Delmur
Une splendeur ton image!
8 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Jean Pierre Delmur
Ce nest pas le cliché traditionnel de face avec ses 4 minarets mais d'où j'étais assis pour le coucher du soleil, c'est devenu fabuleux!, merci Jean Pierre!
8 years ago. Edited 8 years ago.
guenievre
guenievre
Magnifique lumière de fond!
8 years ago.
Jacques has replied to guenievre
Merci chère guenievre!
8 years ago.
Jacques
Jacques
Tes souvenirs sont devenus lointains chère Marie; Non ici c'est le Taj lui-même mais photographié d'assez près (c'est pourquoi les minarets n'apparaissent pratiquement pas) et de l'est; La porte d'entrée est plein Nord et la rivière Yamouna au Sud; Oui Sha Jehan l'a fait édifier pour son épouse adorée décédée en mettant au monde leur 14ème enfant, merci Marie!
8 years ago.
Christophe.Nasarre
Christophe.Nasarre
Superbe contrejour avec un angle de vue pas commun pour ce coin du monde !
7 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Christophe.Nasarre
Un coin des plus sublimes, merci Christophe
7 years ago.
Juba
Juba
¡Qué preciosidad!...
5 years ago.
Jacques has replied to Juba
Estimada palabra, muchas gracias Juba!
5 years ago.