Trip to India 4 - Taj Mahal in Agra

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    I think this is the most famous sight of all of India, everybody knows the Taj Mahal in Agra, I think:

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    First view of the mausoleum through the entrance gate

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    A classic view (a bit cliché)

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    Another very classic view (also quite cliché, but so what...)

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    A slightly different perspective

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    Over 2 million tourists a year visit the Taj Mahal

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    Workers continually maintain the monument - one of the new world wonders and a world heritage sight

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    Inside photography was strongly prohibited :wink:
     
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    I like number 6, great composition.
     
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    Another set of stunning shots. I don't care if those two you mentioned are 'cliche' shots, they're gorgeous (especially the one with the building reflected in the water). And good eye for an interesting shot with #6. I wonder if they were just setting up the scaffolding, or do they just not work with any boards on 'em?
     
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    number 6 I think its great, Dont you ksut wish you were the only person there and there were no people in your shots, i alway finf myself thinking that when Im out, although I do like the first shot with the silhoetted tourusts :)
     
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    all the taj shots are cool !
    a little crooked, but still cool..!!
     
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    Thorhammer, my sister should actually be here to explain to you why the photos of Taj Mahal look "crooked", and how those outer towers were built ... all I can tell you is that I was very thorough about getting the line of the balustrade in line with the bottom border.
     
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    Nice photos. It's interesting to see pictures from other countries beside on TV. Thanks for sharing!
     
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    :stun: It's a lot bigger than I ever thought. Your images really show the scale of the place. Nice job.
     
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    Great photos. For some odd reason even though we've all seen pictures of this gorgeous wonder before yours give it a more "real" feeling. I think #5 is my favorate as when you're up that close we can really see the detail, i never knew any of that was there. Stunning!
     
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    Cool pics, I'm jealous!
     
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    I am interested in hearing that explanation too. They are great shots, but I could not stop thinking about how parts looked straight and other parts not-so-straight. It's like looking at an optical illusion.
     
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    dont get me wrong, I love the shots, but a few look like there going the same direction, (clockwise) so I was thinking they were slightly crooked, which is so easy to do, I do it myself ALL the time. !!
     

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