Tuesday, January 5, 2010

India: the taj mahal

Here we are at the Taj Mahal. We woke up early to stand in line and pay 750 rupees (about twenty dollars) to see this tribute to a woman who died in childbirth. I think that great monuments like this hold different meaning for different people; the Taj might be a symbol of love, or a spiritual place, or simply an architectural wonder. I didn't know what to expect but was amazed by the intricacy of the inlaid stonework and carving.










4 comments:

The Chapples said...

What an adventure you guys are having!! I bet it was surreal to see the Taj Mahal in person.

DC Running Mama said...

Oh so beautiful. You cut your hair!!!

Angela and David Kidd said...

I have loved reading about your adventures in India! Amazing.

jessica said...

Thanks for sharing all these awesome pictures. I'm truly amazed by your easygoing approach to so much travel -- I would FREAK out and ruin it all, I'm sure :)