The Taj Mahal
Moghul Emperor Shaw Jahan built the Taj Mahal in
memory of his wife. It was a tomb monument to love.
The gate above, in classic Moghul style, protects the Taj.
After entering the gate, my camcorder went to jail.
Video of the Taj Mahal is banned. I tried to compensate.
Here is the Taj Mahal, with a picture taken from my hotel
room. The Moguls had converted to Islam, which explains
why the Taj looks like a mosque, complete with minarets. I
believe the Taj Mahal is the world's most beautiful building.
My best Taj Mahal closeup. The Taj is still at risk
from the pollution in Agra, an industrial city.
A side view of the Taj, which also appears in my video,
since it's taken outside of the protective gate.
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