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AppoachToTaj.JPG

AppoachToTaj.JPG

This looks like we are super-imposed in front of a Taj photo, but it is real! The Taj is a mausoleum built by an emperor in memory of his wife and queen, Mumtaz Mahal. It took 22 years and 20,000 workers to complete it in 1648. The complex includes gates, gardens and other palatial buildings (I got that from a guide book). It was smaller than we anticipated -- and very dark inside under the dome. On the opposite side from this view is a river valley that is now mostly dry due to a dam. But you can see how beautiful it would have been with a river flowing along side it. We saw sheep herders with their flocks and lots of birds.

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