Category Archives: India

Weekly Photo Challenge: Intricate

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Intricate.” The Taj Mahal is known for intricate design, inlays, and details.  But this stitched version seen in a tapestry shop in India caught our tour group’s attention: fine detail executed … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette

Staging a silhouette takes patience and good background lighting.  But sometimes a silhouette appears unexpectedly.  Like when we toured the Taj at sundown, right before closing time. We snapped a photo of the long lines waiting to snake around and … Continue reading

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Travel theme: Decoration

Although constructed in the 16th century, Amer Palace (also pronounced and spelled Amber Fort) near Jaipur, India, is awash in colorful, well-preserved decoration — even today.  Incredible facades and niches bear intricately painted frescoes, panels of marble inlay, and reliefs like this … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grand

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 … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns

For the Weekly Photo Challenge: From Lines to Patterns, the art and architecture of Amer Fort (also called Amber Fort) near Jaipur, India, have stood the test of time in terms of enduring design. Since completion in the 16th century, Amer Fort’s … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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