Author Topic: North India Trekking Trip 北印度行山之旅 (23 Aug - 11 Sep 2002)  (Read 144290 times)

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Famers
« Reply #100 on: 08 February 2009, 16:23:18 »
Farmers at the Queen's tomb.

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On Guard
« Reply #101 on: 08 February 2009, 16:23:41 »
On tower at the SW corner of Taj Mahal.

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Mosque
« Reply #102 on: 08 February 2009, 16:24:06 »
Mosque standing tall west of Taj Mahal.

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« Reply #103 on: 08 February 2009, 16:25:09 »
Evening at mosque west of Taj Mahal.

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« Reply #104 on: 08 February 2009, 16:25:32 »
At mosque west of Taj Mahal.

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Inside View
« Reply #105 on: 08 February 2009, 16:25:58 »
West side of Taj Mahal viewed from inside the mosque.

Left side of the building is undergoing a cleaning job.

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Wash
« Reply #106 on: 08 February 2009, 16:26:23 »
To enter the Taj Mahal, the Mosque on the west side, or the Guest House which mirrors the Mosque on the east side, visitors need to take off shoes. After the visit, many girls would wash their feet in this pool. From what I can see, this pool is the only major public water source in the Taj Mahal complex. All other pools were dry. Maybe the water was there because of the cleaning project carried out at the time.

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Column
« Reply #107 on: 08 February 2009, 16:26:46 »
In one of the rooms in Fatehpur, a fort abandoned due to lack of water.

This column is said to be made from one single tree trunk, up to the point of the horizontal beams.

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Under the Roof
« Reply #108 on: 08 February 2009, 16:27:09 »
In one of the guest rooms in Fatehpur in Agra.

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Elephant Rider
« Reply #109 on: 08 February 2009, 16:27:41 »
In transit to Amber Fort in Jaipur.

I imagine if he was born 500 years earlier, he might have been a great elephant warrior, instead of hauling tourists for 5 straight years.

At least he was grateful enough after accepting our tips of 40 Rupees (HK$6.5 or US$0.8). Our friends on the other elephant actually was asked by the "driver" for more tips.

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