Taj Mahal

3 Oct

I had the opportunity to visit the Taj Mahal in Agra when I was in India a few weeks back.

True to everything I’d heard, it’s an absolutely beautiful building, and well-worth the bumpy five hour drive to Agra.

I found lots of design inspiration in the carvings, inlays, and even the floor tiles, and wanted to share these images with you. I hope you enjoy them!

Malachite and carnelian inlays, exterior wall

Detail of former lotus pond

Marble carving with dangling earring motif. The queen entombed in the Taj Mahal was famous for her collection of and love for earrings.

Floor tiles

bas relief, interior wall

Bas relief with dangling earring motif (center bottom of image)