Snap de la semaine: The Taj Mahal

| June 23, 2010 | 7 Comments
tajmahal Snap de la semaine: The Taj Mahal

The Taj Mahal is a mausoleum located in Agra, India, built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his favorite wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore once described the Taj Mahal as 'a teardrop in the face of eternity.' The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later.

Kathryn and Daniel will post a ‘Snap de la semaine’ irregulary, but at a rate of one per week. It is an original photo not otherwise on the site—it might be fresh from our camera, a new scan of some old film, a product of our fooling around with Photoshop, or a file from the archive that we haven’t posted yet.


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For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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  1. “If you wait to do everything until you’re sure it’s right, you’ll probably never do much of anything.”
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    • Daniel says:


      Hi Brian and Rhonda — thanks for the kinds words regarding the site. We’ll be sure to link up with you via our blogroll!

  2. ayngelina says:


    Beautiful photo, I know this is odd to say but its nice that the people in it dont ruin it. Im headed there after South America and wondered if Id be able to get a decent shot. Really nicely done.

    • Daniel says:


      That’s not odd to say at all! There’s lots of tourists at Taj Mahal — as I’m sure you can imagine. However, its green spaces, pools avenues are expansive enough that you can usually find an unocuppied corner or angle from which to take a picture. We usually don’t go for these ‘postcard’ type shots, preferring instead tp just buy the postcard, but Taj Mahal is just one of those exceptions. It’s so beautiful, I think it impossible to take a bad photo once inside.

  3. Gray says:


    That is a breathtakingly beautiful photo. Nice job.


  4. Unbelievable picture! Looks like an aura of glory surrounding the top of the Taj Mahal.

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