Sunday, April 26, 2009

Views of Taj Mahal

The Finial
The most striking feature of the Taj is the marble dome that surmounts the tomb. About 35 metres in height, the dome is about the same size of the building. The top is of a lotus design. The top of the dome has a gilded finial which mixes traditional Persian and Hindu decorative elements.
Shot of the Taj from the right of the main building
Calligraphy on the Walls along with the intricate work
Close-up of the minarets at each corner also topped with a finial with intricate work on the marble
The Taj Mahal Mosque
The Great Gate - gateway to the Taj