Everyone has heard of Taj Mahal – as a wonder of the world, or as monument of Love. If not this then as a building with exquisite marble work. I too started hearing about it when I was a kid, through books, TV or general interaction with elders. There was a curiosity to see it but it being close to our place it always got put off – next time we will see for sure. Decades past and next time never came.
By the time I grew up Taj Mahal faded into my memory due to excessive exposure of pictures and general chit chat here and there making me believe that something I have not seen but have fully seen. After all it is a building only at the end of the day. Having seen pictures from different angles, and zooms, I had not been able to establish a sense of its size. I assumed just like another size which should be. (more…)