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Fatehpur Sikri

After our day at the Taj being inspired by love, beauty, vision, and craftsmanship, we couldn’t leave the area without a visit to  Fatehpur Sikri.  It is an Unesco Historic Site.  It was built by Emperor Akbar in 1571 in … Continue reading

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Decorative Elements of the Taj

Namaste ! Islam forbids human or animal figures be used in decoration. It is their belief that God alone has the power to create life. Today, I am showing you images from the artistic decorative elements of the Taj with … Continue reading

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Rosalie Mansion , Natchez

Most people know the years of the 1860s  in the United States as the Civil War, but did you know there are two other names of this war?  The War Between the States, and lastly The War of Northern Aggression … Continue reading

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The Gardens of Monmouth Inn

The breathtaking gardens of the Inn merge into 26 acres of land. The summit is tiers of Italian gardens.  It is formal in design, with several fountains for the water element. There is a formal pathway  with private spaces with … Continue reading

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston, Massachusetts

Isabella Stewart Gardner was an American art collector, philanthropist, and patron of the arts. The  favorite destination on her world travels was Venice, Italy.  To house her collection in Boston, she had  a building designed as a 15 C  Venetian … Continue reading

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King and Queen with Their “People” at Modhera SunTemple

Modera Sun Temple in northern Gujurat was  a favorite for both groups no doubt because of dbell’s inspiring lectures in BTA! This temple was built in the 11 Century  and is ancient Hindu.  This is not a step well in-spite … Continue reading

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Surprise. . . . .Taj Mahal 2

Bibi-ka-Makbara– the Taj Mahal of South India Updated on July 28, 2015 from Hub Pages Is it Taj? The main entrance gate Picturesque The second Taj! Or the first? Symmetry One of the minarets Stucco work The grave of Rabia-ul-Daurani … Continue reading

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