Seeing with New Eyes

I have been seeing photographs of this building all my life -- why did I never realize before how beautiful it is? what was wrong with me? where were my eyes? Because beautiful it certainly is.

Have a look here, at four stunning photographs in the Great Buildings Online site.

Or you can take a look here, at 18 photos of the exterior, starting with this one. One of the special features of this particular site -- which claims to be the largest collection of Taj Mahal photos on the Internet -- is that it also has a few pictures of the interior of this giant treasure.

And if you want to read a little about the history of the Taj Mahal, you can do that quite readily at this site, for example, or at this one.

January 18, 2001