Da Taj

Trip Start Dec 30, 2005
Trip End Jan 30, 2006

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Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Taj Mahal was built by Emporer Shah for his wife Mumtaz, to represent his love for her. Mumtaz died giving birth to their 14th child. The construction of the Taj consisted of 20,000 people and took over 22 years to complete. The architectural masterpiece commenced construction in 1631 and wasn't completed until 1653. The tombs of Mumtaz and Shah are still in the basement of the Taj Mahal today (in a gated off viewing area below the main floor). The detailed marble inlaying covering the entire Taj Mahal was outrageous. All created to perfection by man and his hands.

One of the 7 wonders of the world and described as the most extravagant monument built for love. The Taj Mahal is India. I'm not even going to try to find the words to describe this masterpiece- it just wouldn't do it justice. Being there was just one of those moments where you're lost for words. Overwhelmed by it's significance and hugeness and warmed by the magic of being in it's presence all at the same time. A moment that has turned into a memory I will have forever.
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