Published on 11/04/17 in In travel
The Taj Mahal is one of the monuments in the world that struck me the most. This is the symbol of the supreme expression of love of the Mongol emperor Shah Jahan for his wife, a gift of great romance, the incarnation of feeling in its eternal perfection and purity. In the interior, the stones are chiselled in a style very similar to that of Florence, from which the Mongols have reputedly "copied" the technique, through the old trade routes between the East and the West. In addition, the fine marble of which it is constructed, is of an iridescent white, triggering a contrasting effect as colour interacts with light. I photographed it at various stages of the day to capture the different nuances. My favourite time is sunrise. At night, deprived of any artificial light, the construction may only be seen in the moonlight.
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