the huge gate before entering the Taj Mahal area
the backside of the huge gate that you enter to see the Taj
notice the arabic writing around the door. that the first verse of the Koran. about half of the entire koran is written on the Taj Mahal
beatiful hand carved marble flowers. the colorful designs on the top and bottom of the picture are inlayed precious stones that we placed into the marble.
the mosque to the left of the Taj. There is a mosque immediatly to the left and right of the Taj
more inlayed precious stones put into marble. The entire Taj is covered in these!
view of the Taj from agra fort
hand carved red sandstone
the prison that Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan (the king who built the Taj) spent the remaining years of his life after being arrested by his son...because he wanted to build an identical black Taj Mahal on across the river from the orginal Taj.
inlayed gems at Agra fort
red sandstone carving at Fatehpur Sikri
Fatehpur Sikri from a distance