The Grand Imperial, Agra
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... its thirty-six serpentine brackets support a circular platform which is connected to each corner of the building on the first floor, by four stone walkways. It is here that Akbar had representatives of different religions discuss their faiths and gave private audience.
... our religious education and we end up at Sheeshganj Gurudwarra Sikh Temple in a ceremony, this is fascinating. These Sikhs are quite generous and tolerant people and very charitable, and the most serious bloody beards you'll see anywhere, with daggers at their hips. My knee is struggling, and no water to wash 2 Panadol Osteos down so I've got to grit the teeth and suck it in, there is still a bit to go. We move on to the Old Delhi Spice Markets, talk about ...
... in the 1500's, it is huge. There is a great view of the Taj Mahal from the Fort, but we could not see it due to the pollution haze. But I did darken one of the pics I took, and surprise, a mere hint of the Taj appeared.
We headed back to the hotel, and said good bye to our awesome tour guide Balbir. The rest of the trip will not be the same without him.
... on that very spot, I was unable to clear the vulgar masses away for a pristine shot of the Taj in the background. Then, donning protective slippers, we climbed up to the pedestal for a close view of the Tomb. From a distance, it looks to be all white, but the white marble surfaces are covered with floral patterns using the Pietra Dura technique, the doors are surrounded with inlaid Arabic calligraphy with writings from the Koran, and much of the work around the ...
We had our tour booked with Khan today. We were suppose to go to the Taj Mahal for sunrise but given the loud music all night we decided to do sunrise tomorrow. We needed money and on the hunt for a cash machine and young boy, maybe 8 approached us in the street, introduced himself and shook our hands. The kids here are so confident. He took us to the machine and chatted all the way about school etc. He then of course took us to his shop, children are an excellent sale tool as ...