Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Taj Mahal

The drive from Delhi is really long, about five hours from the airport down a two-lane freeway

There were monkeys in the city, but they were on leashes....which was pretty lame.

Finally made it into the city where the Taj is located, first checked out the "red fort."

This thing was pretty cool, and stretched for as long as I could see.

While I try my hardest not to compare, none of these forts stack up to the Edinburgh castle

Walked into the area where the Taj is, and this place is so damn nice.

When I walked through the door of the building above, I couldn't believe it. It was like the first time I saw the Eiffel Tower.

All the pictures and footage just don't do this place justice. You really are in awe when you see it.

I took about 100 shots of this building, but I'm only gonna put up a few.

Shot taken of the other end, standing on the steps of the Taj.

The level of detail in the marble is very impressive

There's a river that runs behind the Taj Mahal; caught these cats fishing out back

There are lots of mini Taj's that were built at a later date, all surrounding the Taj Mahal

On the road back to the airport, caught the gate of India.

Also checked out the President of India's pad - pretty nice. Right in this area were the ministry buildings and embassies for as far as you could see; the road and buildings stretched for miles.

And on that road, tons and tons of monkeys. I really love seeing these guys just running around like they own the place.

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