FUN-travel: Taj Mahal Milestone – Our 7th New Wonder

November 7, 2016 by  

  • It is Official…taj4

…we have now been to all 7 New Wonders of the World!

…and to 19 of the 21 landmarks vying for that title.

  • Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983…

…for being “the jewel of Muslim art in India…

…and universally admired masterpieces of the world’s heritage”…

…this masterpiece made of semi translucent white marble…

…is polished to emphasize…

…the exquisite detailing of flower carving.

  • Specialists brought in from as far away as Europe…

…produced magnificent marble screens…

…archway spandrels decorated with highly stylized…

…almost geometric vines, flowers and fruits…

…and pietra dura (marble inlay work)…

…made with thousands of semiprecious stones…

…yellow marble, jasper and jade…

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…polished and leveled to the surface of the walls.

FUN-fact – We arrived in time for a sunset visit and then had a sunrise the next morning. Good thing we had both! Best photos were at sunset (foggy in morning) and no long lines to enter inside in the early morning.

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