Thursday, June 01, 2006

View of Taj from Agra Fort

This is a view of the Taj Mahal as seen from Agra Fort. At the end of his life, Shah Jahan was imprisoned by his son, Aurangzeb in the fort, and he used to look at the Taj from a balcony of the Fort. Just imagine, it may be the same balcony I took this pic from....

This one is for you Jackal. Sorry its not such a great pic.

This is probably what the Taj Mahal looked like when Shahjahan used to look at it. A whiter Taj Mahal and the Yamuna overflowing with water.


Inspired by Sorabh's comment, I attempted my version of the black Taj.

27 Comments:

At 5:20 AM, Blogger Sorabh Raina said...

u know Shahajahan had visioned
a exact replica of taj on the other side of the river too

only difference would be that
this one had to be in black stone

sadly his destiny did not let him

 
At 7:20 AM, Blogger Alexis Leon said...

Taj is always an awe inspiring sight. But now with the color fading I don't know whether it be there after some time.

@SR- That is a new information. It would have been perfect. White and Black Tajs. Sad it didn't happen.

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger bess said...

Suji, what a lovely set of photos...I'd recently seen a history program that said the black Taj Mahal was a reflection of the original into a pool made of black stone that was across the water...have you heard of this theory?

 
At 7:55 AM, Blogger Suji said...

@Sorabh - Thanks for dropping by. Keep visiting. Yes, I have heard abt the black taj.

@Alexis - Yes, Taj is always awe inspiring. Pollution is taking its toll on the Taj.

@Bess - Thanks. I am glad u liked them. Yes, I read about this theory on the net on somebody's blog. It said that on fullmoon nights when the reflection of the Taj fell on the water is looked black.

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger starry nights said...

Beautiful pictures. I had to show my kids the Taj Mahal so we took a trip to see the Taj and It really is awesome.

 
At 11:26 AM, Blogger arvindh said...

Great pictures! And a lot of interesting information - both from you posting and the comments.
This is the first time I am hearing anything about the Black Tajmahal.

 
At 11:59 AM, Blogger Sorabh Raina said...

cool
u actually made ur impression of the black taj
very nice

 
At 2:47 PM, Blogger luvwannabefree25 said...

I love the Taj. What a beautiful place.

 
At 11:41 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

aha so here is taj frm the ..fort....the black one pretty good..u know in one of my posts i had painted it pink/green :))).......
tum kya kar rahi ho suji tumne camera tilt kar diya.....lag raha hai taj is sinking......n thoda zoom karti then may be ur wud have got better pics...
any way....now tht i will be in delhi soon we can exchange tips abt clicking pics :)))) tccccc

 
At 11:42 AM, Blogger Jackal said...

n thnx for putting tht link..i am sure up there some one put a lil note on the records :))) take care

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger Suji said...

@Starry Nights - Thanks. Hope you kids liked it.

@Arvindh - Thanks :)

@Sorabh - Thanks :)

@LWBF25 - Thanks for dropping by.

@Jackal - Apne pink/green Taj ka link bhejna. Don't you know that the Taj is sinking little by little ;). Arre jitna zoom ho sakta tha utna zoom kiya tha. Oh u r not in delhi...i thot u lived in here.

 
At 1:46 AM, Blogger Arz000n said...

6 months back I visited Taj and believe me...I was totally mesmerised by its beauty.....its a master peice...

Pics are too kewl :)

 
At 12:39 PM, Blogger Jackal said...

here is tht link... http://unameitjack.blogspot.com/2006/02/happy-valentines.html
but ur's in black is better....
'Don't you know that the Taj is sinking little by little ;)' accha accha bhane mat nbanao...wht they say 'naach na aaye aangan theda ' :)))..i will post some of my favo pics..obviously clicked by me :))
i have lived there for almost 10 yrs ..i dont fancy the traffic..though its a lil better now with al those flyovers....but will be there for 8-10 days.......

 
At 1:09 PM, Blogger Jackal said...

lo i have posted it rt now...tum bhi kya yaad karrogi... :)) take a look

 
At 1:31 AM, Blogger Has to be me said...

Beautiful pics. Taj is just so beautiful for words. What beauty it has! Wow! Thanks fr sharing abt the black taj!

 
At 9:35 PM, Blogger bingo and betty said...

... excellent very interesting, good blog.

 
At 3:45 PM, Blogger Amy said...

beauitful pictures - i so want to see the Taj Mahal one day..it's on my list! I never knew that he wanted to build a black taj. That's amazing. I find the history behind that beauitful building even more fascinating than the building itself! I'm surprised it hasn't been made into a hollywood movie by now! I love your blog by the way!

 
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