Nothing we saw on our trip to India was more grand than the grandest site of all — the Taj Mahal!
Perhaps it was the anticipation as people funneled themselves through the opening in anticipation of that first view that could only be seen on tiptoe.
Or perhaps it was not the massive structure that was so grand as it was the sum of its tiniest parts, the details that made us all wonder how this was conceived, built, and perfected.
Whatever it was and whatever it is, the grandness of the Taj draws thousands of people per day from all over the world to see it for themselves.
After all, it’s simply grand!
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28 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand”
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one of the 7 wonder , Shah Jahan built it for Mumtaz 🙂 wonderful photos .
Thanks for the comment. It was a great site to see, and I wish I could go back.
This is definitely a beautiful place to go and visit! Great photos!
Such beautiful photos Rusha – and the perfect topic for “grand”! I love the inlaid stone work that adorns the Taj. When we were there we bought a small marble top that has similar inlaid stones, and since James is a geologist, they wrote a list of all the types of stones that they used. Even after all of our downsizing, we still have that little marble top. ~Terri
Would love to have a souvenir like that! The detail in that building is something to behold, even if I have no idea what it says or means. I know beauty when I see it, though!
great photos! It is breath taking isn’t it?
It really is amazing. I loved the details even if I couldn’t read the writing. What a fabulous site! Thanks for commenting!
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Beautiful. I never thought of it as being crowded. Silly me. If I’d love to see it, why not others! 🙂
I also think it must a religious pilgrimage for thousands each year. It was packed, but people watching is interesting, too! Thanks for commenting!
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I couldn’t believe when you said it had thousands of visitors everyday. Sometimes it is so hard to imagine what goes on in other countries. Gorgeous photos
I don’t have any statistics, but I think the guide told us there could be 30,000 most days. It was packed everywhere and difficult to get pictures. But still, what a great experience!
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The Grand Taj Mahal is thus one of the 7 wonders of the world. Nice click and exact to the topic
It was a great day for us, and we’d do it again if we could! Thanks for reading and commenting!
Definitely there can’t be a better entry than this, beautiful captures 🙂
Thanks so much for the comment. The whole experience was grand — the anticipation was high, but the experience was even higher!
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Grand indeed! Love the choice, Rusha.
Thanks so much. I’d love to go back!
The Taj is fantastic. I have seen it more than 50 times, and the magic never fades
Oh, my gosh!!! I can’t believe you’ve been so lucky to have been there so many times! Thanks for commenting!
Thanks for the compliment!
one of the grandest structures in the world! 🙂
It really is. Thanks for reading & commenting!
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What a great choice for Grand!
Thanks! My heart was pounding right before I went through the opening and saw it! Thanks for reading & commenting!