The heat is on. Yesterday we had +48 degrees and even the local’s thinks this is too hot. I was visiting with one of DAY BIRGER ET MIKKELSEN longest running suppliers and it was a very pleasant visit. Afterwards I was planning to go and meet with a new supplier in the afternoon. But this appointment got cancelled and I suddenly had some spare time…So I did something rather crazy..
I decided to book a taxi and go on a 5-hour ride to the city Agra and stay the night. So that I could go and explore Taj Mahal at 5 am this morning. I never done anything like this on my own before when I have been travelling. I have always been playing it safe – So to me this was quite insane. But I always try to seek possibilities and not limits. Therefore I felt that I had to go.
And it turned out to be the most fantastic experience! So beautiful, so amazing, so unique and so inspiring that words cannot describe it.
I hope some of these pictures can.
Ticket to heaven…
First glimpse just before sunrise.
Trying to pose in the morning light at the famous “Lady Diana bench”.
This is a famous photograph of the late, Diana, Princess of Wales seated in front of the Taj Mahal. She visited the mausoleum in 1992 on an official state visit to India and this was widely interpreted as a statement of her solitude.
At the entrance.
A moment of peace before entering. – I think this picture is so beautiful!
Inside at the tomb (Where it is actually forbidden to take pictures)
Should guilty seek asylum here,
Like one pardoned, he becomes free from sin.
Should a sinner make his way to this mansion,
All his past sins are to be washed away.
The sight of this mansion creates sorrowing sighs;
And the sun and the moon shed tears from their eyes.
In this world this edifice has been made;
To display thereby the creator’s glory.
You can only enter without shoes.
Me, – Bare feet and very happy right outside Taj Mahal.
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