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July 20, 2005

Taj Mahal from Agra Fort

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CameraKonica Minolta 7d
LensMinolta 50mm f/1.4
Shutter / Aperture1/400s / f/4.5

I was debating on whether or not I should include this picture in the blog postings because it really isn't that ascetically pleasing but I decided to anyway because I find it interesting.

The Taj Mahal really is quite big. Bigger than I expected it to be after a lifetime of people telling me to expect it to be smaller than it actually is. The pollution of Agra also continues to be quite an amazing and sad human feat. I couldn't wait to leave that place.

After getting one last look at the Taj from Agra Fort, I recall acknowledging, "this is where Christiane Amanpour always gives her reports from India from...I always wondered where that perspective on the Taj was." Now I know.


Posted by jordanh at July 20, 2005 11:42 PM |

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You're really making me want to go visit there!

Posted by: Paul at July 21, 2005 7:59 AM

I am glad you posted this shot. To me, shots like this that expose the rotting underbelly of so many parts of the world are crucially important if we are to have any chance of fixing the awful damage we are doing to this planet.

Posted by: Beilby at July 31, 2005 8:01 PM

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