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VISITOR FROM KABUL AND THE POETRY OF WONDER

Its has been a month since I started writing these posts . Am close to posting  half a century  of blogs and loving every minute of it as I rediscover all the destinations.

The posts are on travels within India and somehow the Taj Mahal  was still missing in my Library of Posts. I had promised to take you on a discovery of India through the lens of nature.I attempt to do so with The Taj Mahal as  well.

My dear friend Kushwant ( on the right)  and the Visitor from Kabul  ( on the left) help in making amends and plugging this vast hole.

the visitor from kabul
The visitor from kabul

People of the world I give you  the Poetry in Marble: THE WONDER OF THE WORLD  THE TAJ MAHAL.

As the Emperor saw it from Agra Fort
As the ageing Emperor Shah Jahan  saw it from Agra Fort

The Taj Mahal is located in city of Agra on the banks of the river Yamuna , about 180 kms from New Delhi. If you leave early morning you can be back in Delhi the same evening.

The ageing Emperor was imprisoned by his youngest  son Aurangzeb in Agra Fort. I imagine his view was just as foggy  on a cold winter morning 500 years ago.

parakeet and the gateway
Parakeet and the gateway

Nature casts its spell in synchronization with the Beauty in marble.Notice the Kite?

the entry
the entry

It is interesting to observe the  harmony of symmetry.spot the birds?

do notice the birds at the tip of minarets
do notice the birds at the tip of minarets

The top of the dome of the Taj peeps over the walls.

we can glimpse the main dome
we can glimpse the main dome

Hold your breath as you get the first glimpse of this Wonder of the World.

through the gateway and lo and behold
through the gateway and lo and behold

The Taj Mahal is the perfect poem in marble by an Emperor who mourns the loss of his beloved Queen.

poetry
What a wonder 

Is it a pigeon undertaking an aerial survey?

the pigeon and the taj
the pigeon and the Taj Mahal

Which each photograph that follows, we draw closer to this Marvelous monument of Love.

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a glimpse through the branches

The detailing  is achieved by a complex inlay of precious stones .

detailed inlay work and poems in arabic
detailed inlay work and poems in arabic script

A garden of precious stones is unvieled.

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inlay work

Each panel of flowers is unique and finds no replica in the Taj. I find it interesting to correlate each flower to one in the sprawling gardens of the Taj Mahal.

flowers in marble
flowers in marble
flowers in the sprawling gardens
flowers in the sprawling gardens

Queen of Hearts

History of Bhopal
History of Bhopal
view fom the hotel
View from the hotel
view of pool and bhopal
View of pool . hills and Bhopal
balconies and beyond
balconies and beyond
Noor-us- Sabah  Palace Hotel at Bhopal
Noor-us- Sabah Palace Hotel at Bhopal
Bul Bul
Bul Bul
scarlet flowers
scarlet flowers
pea hens
pea hens
predator
predator
hidden.
hidden.
pond heron
pond heron, the prey
prey and predator
prey and predator
wagtail
wagtail
coat of arms of Begum  under the Queen
Coat of arms of Begum  Jahan under the Queen
Begums Flagstaff
Flagstaff of Begum Jahan
chandelier and carriage
chandelier and carriage
In flight as Bhopal merges with the Union of India
In flight as Bhopal merges with the Union of India
sunset
sunset