A Word a Week Challenge: Arch

This week’s A Word a Week Challenge brings up the word Arch which, in turn, brings to mind two buildings flanking the Taj Mahal that held us spellbound. These two red sandstone buildings, identical in structure, open to the Taj Mahal and allow glimpses of the iconic structure through the arched openings.  We found much to admire about the buildings themselves from the commanding height to the intricate designs on the floors and the arched walls.  An absolutely thrilling experience to see these prime examples of Mughal architecture!

Wide hallways, tall ceilings, and detailed walls in this example of Mughal architecture.

Wide hallways, tall ceilings, and detailed walls in this example of Mughal architecture.

A detail of an archway facing the Taj Mahal.

A detail of an archway facing the Taj Mahal reveals bas relief and inlaid decorations.

 

A unique view of one of the minarets at the Taj Mahal.

A unique view of one of the minarets at the Taj Mahal.

 

Framing the view of the Taj Mahal.

Framing the view of the Taj Mahal.

 

10 thoughts on “A Word a Week Challenge: Arch

    1. Rusha Sams

      Thanks for stopping by my blog. It was great just being there — and not just for the Taj! The people, side buildings, excitement, etc — all remarkable!

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