Photographer's Note

The majestic beauty of the Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world.

The crowning jewel of Indo-Islamic architecture, the Taj Mahal is one of the world’s most beautiful and beloved structures. The monument was built in Agra, India, for Mumtaz Mahal, the favorite wife of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Construction of the tomb began in 1632 and employed more than 20,000 laborers for 20 years. During the reign of Shah Jahan, the structure was known simply as the rauza, the tomb. Later, the mausoleum would be called the Taj Mahal, a derivative of the name Mumtaz Mahal.

According to Quran, the Taj Mahal is an algorithmic representation of Paradise, called Zannat in Persian and Arabic Languages.

Hope you like it. Its shot from 24mm in a full frame because I am yet to buy a wider lens.

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