Taj Mahal Photo by Colin Roohan
Most of you reading this post are familiar with the Taj Mahal in India. In case you forgot, its a white marble masoleum built by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was built from 1632 to 1653. In 1983 the Taj Mahal was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tomb is the central focus of the entire Taj Mahal complex. It stands on a square plinth and consists of a symmetrical building with an iwan (an arch-shaped doorway) topped by a large dome and finial.
Colin Roohan snapped this photo of the Taj Mahal and it was entered into the National Geographic Traveler Photo contest for 2012. He describes this photo which he calls “Divine” as “When light pours over the Taj Mahal everything else clears your mind. The tour guides, the crowds, the construction statistics…all become moot.” Seeing this photo below I tend to agree with Colin and that’s why this photo has been selected as the Daily Babe on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 13th of July 2012.
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