Photographer's Note

In the river of dreams , on the cool marble stones

The questions are liquified , the tensions pacified

The troubles are dissolved, the serenity restored

In the river of dreams, aren't true wishes realised?

The Taj Mahal is an entity that has survived the centuries and to the human conflicts with an admirable majesty. May it remains so, for much more longer!...

No matter how many times we have seen its picture; the spell always works, when we see it in true... such a piece of perfect architecture is astounding and enthralling.

But nowadays, with the crowds of visitors that besiege the place, the power of its charm is lessen, I guess; and for the would-be photographer who tries to catch its raw beauty, this can kill imagination. With people at every corner of the structure, most of them cameras in hands; to find a new angle of view is a desperate challenge. Absolutely impossible, in fact. But when you are as much stubborn as me, you keep trying. Trying at least to surprise yourself.

For that, I knew I had to stay one full day inside the Taj, forget my meal, and to walk at random from one corner to the other, completely dedicated to the discovery of the Taj Mahal, all day long. I don't know if I suceeded to be so much original, but at least, I gave a try!

I have taken this picture in the garden that leads to the sacred grave of Mumtaz Mahal. At some distance, there are some canals full of water in which the Taj Mahal is reflected. That's what you see here with some silhouettes of visitors.

The title: Majal, is an eccentric contraction of Taj Mahal. It is also a verb in hindi, which means: to dare...

Let us dare to dream...

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Additional Photos by Marine Rebillout (eversmile) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 864 W: 518 N: 1921] (11636)
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