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.