Different Scales of India’s Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal. Just the words create a sense of wonder for most of us. Having gone to the Taj several years ago, I was in awe of the size but I have to say it is the intricacy in that powerful structure that continues to impress. Here’s a quick flip-through Taj Mahal photos below.

In Agra (the city where Taj Mahal is), there are still artisans who do the ilay work that makes the Taj so awe-inspiring. The precious stones are cut in a process that the following photos will show you.
cutting precious stones for inlay

artisans doing inlay

marble inlay

The intricacy of the work done by hand and rather crude tools. Is amazing, don’t you think? The work comes into bigger designs and pieces.

marble inlay at the Taj Mahal

closeup religious inlay at Taj Mahal

Other artists carve intricate lace into marble…. Yes… that is a long-term effort, just think how hard marble is! marble screen at Taj Mahal

And as you back away…. you can see how the beautiful pieces come together. crowd going into Taj Mahal

The way the sun hits…. it changes the colors from white to golden and everyone has to get a photo in front of it!

entry to the grounds of the Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal

me at Taj Mahal

This is another post in the Month of Memories. I missed my first day yesterday, so I will just add that to the end of the month. Hope that is ok!


About Janice Person

I'm Janice & this blog is about my passions -- photography, travel, agriculture & whatever else comes to mind. Putting all those things together is intriguing to me…. I can spend a lot of time soaking it up! It's almost always a colorful adventure!

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2 Responses to Different Scales of India’s Taj Mahal

  1. lindsaychichester November 10, 2015 at 11:58 am #

    Beautiful. The Taj is on my bucketlist!

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