Ladies @ The Taj

The grounds of the Taj Mahal were both beautiful and crowded. Had we enough time, it would have been a great place to spend time people watching which is one of m favorite past times when I travel to foreign lands. The dilemma when traveling is that there are so many places to see in…

Corridor

This passageway was part of one a building on the grounds of the Taj Mahal. It looks like the end is quite a distance away…just as the end of 2016 looks quite a distance into the future on this day early in the year, just as life looked like an infinite journey in my youth.…

Angel in the Distance

Most pictures I have seen of the Taj Mahal are up close and personal, the angel in her white garb. Up close, it’s very difficult to understand the intricacy of the overall structure. This picture from the Agra Fort provides a different view. At once, you can see the many domes. You can see the…

In The Cage?

This picture was taken from inside the Taj Mahal. She is looking out. At what? Perhaps the people, perhaps the minarets, perhaps one of the other buildings that make up the complex. Is she longing for freedom? Is she longing for relief from the body heat filling the building from the mass of tourists? Is…

Two Women

After walking through the Taj Mahal, people tended to linger. I know I did. For one, it was much cooler than the body heated interior of the tomb. But mostly I lingered to sit and contemplate the beauty of the great structure. The Taj has a beauty that, once seen, must be mulled over to…

Fatehpur Sikri Building

This was one of many buildings contained within the Fatehpur Sikri complex, one of the many buildings I wished I could have taken up residence in for I love being surrounded by red rock. I imagine getting up in the morning and walking out the door to see myself further surrounded by the red hues…