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Taj Mahal Framed - India BPM Box 4 File 2 18m 1 Taj Mahal Agra Uttar Pradesh.JPG 1

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Taj Mahal Out Of The Mist India BPM Box 4 File 2 18m 2 Taj Mahal Agra Uttar Pradesh.JPG 1

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Hawa Mahal Face Up India BPM Box 3 File 5 People at Work-Tools G of J 4m 1 Hawa Mahal.JPG2

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Hawa Mahal Angle Of View - India BPM Box 3 File 5 People at Work-Tools G of J 4m 4 Hawa Mahal.JPG2

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1 To The Taj - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m13 3

The Taj Mahal, a World Heritage listed site, is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River.

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2 Watercourse To Taj - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m13 8

A magnificent watercourse leads from the front entrance gate to the Taj Mahal which is raised on a white marble platform.

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3 Landscaped - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m13 5

The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to their fifteenth child.

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4 In Reflectipon - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m13 13

The Taj Mahal is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River. It was built during the ‘middle’ period of the Moghul reign of India. The Taj Mahal was built in1631 and completed in 1653.

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5 Branching Out - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m13 10

The Taj Mahal was built in1631 and completed in 1653.

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6 In Memory Of Mumtaz Mahal - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m13 12_

The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to their fifteenth child.

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8 Angle Of View - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m13 17

The Taj Mahal is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River. It was built during the ‘middle’ period of the Moghul reign of India. A magnificent watercourse leads from the front entrance gate to the Taj Mahal which is raised on a white marble platform.

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9 Framed - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m14 14

The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal who died giving birth to their fifteenth child.

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11 Daybreak - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m16 7

Built for Mumtaz Mahal the Taj Mahal has been described as the most extravagant building built for love.

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12 Mystified -Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m16 5

The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal

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13 Out Of The Mist - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m16 9

The entrance to the Taj Mahal is constructed from red sandstone.

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14 Domes Of The Taj - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m14 20

The Taj Mahal was built in1631 and completed in 1653. Constructed of white marble the Taj Mahal is not a mosque as it faces north.

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15 Balanced -Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m14 19

The Taj Mahal is a World Heritage Site. The design of the Taj Mahal is an excellent example of symmetry.

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18 Taj In Part -Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 4

Over 20 000 thousand craftsmen are said to have worked on the construction of the Taj Mahal.

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19 Lasting Words - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 5

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20 The Pen Mightier Than The Sword - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 6

The written word remains steadfast.

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21 Hand Decorated - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 10

Intricate patterns and semi precious stones are inlaid into the marble.

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22 Work Of Skilled Craftsmen - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 7

Intricate patterns have been crafted into the marble.

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23 Finely Handcrafted - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 8

Intricate patterns have been crafted into the marble.

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24 Intricate Patterns - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 9

The Taj Mahal was constructed by Emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his wife Mumtaz Mahal It was built in1631 and completed in 1653. Intricate patterns and semi precious stones are inlaid into the marble.

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25 Dome And Minarets - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 11

Fine delicate designs complement the Taj Mahal’s architecture.

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26 Taj And Minaret - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 14

Even thought the Taj Mahal has four finely decorated Minarets these are not used to call people for prayer.

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28 People Persepective - Taj Mahal,BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 16

Even thought the Taj Mahal has four finely decorated Minarets these are not used to call people for prayer.

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31 Entrance - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m16 11

The entrance gate to the Taj Mahal is constructed from red sandstone.

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32 The Only Mosque - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m15 20

The Taj Mahal is not a mosque as it faces north. The only mosque is the red sandstone building on the west of the Taj Mahal. The building on the left is there purely for symmetry.

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34 Towards The Taj - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m16 15

The Taj Mahal is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River.

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35 Across the Yamuna - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m16 16

The Taj Mahal is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River. It was built during the ‘middle’ period of the Moghul reign of India.

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36 Fort To Taj - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 6

View to the Taj Mahal from Agra Fort.

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37 Agra Fort To Taj - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 3

What ever the angle of view the Taj Mahal is vision to behold.

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38 Framing The Taj - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 4

Having been deposed by his son, Aurangzeb, Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort where he spent the rest of his days. But from here he was able to view the Taj Mahal from a window.

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39 Shah Jahan's View - Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 5

Having been deposed by his son, Aurangzeb, Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort where he spent the rest of his days. But from here he was able to view the Taj Mahal from a window.

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40 Plaque To The Taj -Taj Mahal, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m16 17

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41 Agra Fort's Pillars 1 - BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 7

Agra Fort is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River.

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42 Agra Fort's Pillars 2 - BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 8

Agra Fort is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River and in view of the Taj Mahal.

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43 Agra Fort's Pillars 3 - BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 9

Agra Fort is located in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh in the city of Agra on the west bank of the Yamuna River. Having been deposed by his son, Aurangzeb, Emperor Shah Jahan was imprisoned in Agra Fort where he spent the rest of his days.

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Historic India, Ashoka Pillar 1 -BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m18 10,

Emperor Ashoka is one of the classical figures in Indian history. Ashoka pillars are to be found in a number of cities in Inda today including New Delhi the nations capital.

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India's Symbol - Ashoka Pillar, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m18 11,

The National Symbol of India comes from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Emperor Ashoka. The original sculpture showed four lions on a pillar with an elephant, horse, bull, and lion separated by a lotus on the base. A Dharma Chakra was also carved into the stone. This was adopted by the Governemnt of India on January 26, 1950, becoming the official symbol of India. Now displaying three of the four lions, and on the base a bull and a horse either side of a Dharma Chakra (wheel of law). Also engraved is the phrase "Satyameva Jayate" - "Truth alone triumphs".

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Baha’i House of Worship, The Lotus Temple - BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m12 2,

To date there are seven Baha’i Houses of Worship around the world which are dedicated to ‘the worship of God, and are for people of all races, all religious persuasions and cultures.

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Symbol Of Purity And Peace - Baha’i House of Worship, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m12 5,

Since the Baha’i House of Worship was opened to the public in January 1st 1987 it is stated that over 50 million people have visited the ‘Lotus Temple’ as it has become known as.

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Lotus Flower - Baha’i House of Worship, BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m17 17,

The design of the Baha’i House of Worship in the Indian capital city New Delhi has been inspired by the lotus flower, hence this temple is known as the ‘Lotus Temple’. The Lotus flower, Nelumbo nucifera is the National Flower of India.

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Uniting Religions - Baha’i House of Worship , BPM, India, Box 4 File 2 m12 7,

To date there are seven Baha’i Houses of Worship around the world which are dedicated to ‘the worship of God, and are for people of all races, all religious persuasions and cultures. The common denominator with all Baha’i Houses Of Worship is that they are all nine-sided. Nine is the highest digit, symbolises comprehensiveness, oneness and purity.

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Face Of The Petals - Lotus Temple 4 - BPM, Box 4 File 2 m17 18,

The ‘Lotus Temple’ has been designed as three tiers each with nine ‘petals’. The petals of the top two tiers face inwards whilst those of the lower tier face outwards to form canopies over the nine entrances to the temple.

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1 Writers Building - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4458

Today Kolkata's Writers' Building is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal, India. It was originally built as the office for writers of the British East India Company hence the name - Writers Building. In line along the roof are four clusters of statues, named 'Science', 'Agriculture', 'Commerce', and 'Justice', each with a Greek God or Goddess flanked by a European and an Indian.

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2 Science - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4460

Today Kolkata's Writers' Building is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal, India. It was originally built as the office for writers of the British East India Company hence the name - Writers Building. In line along the roof are four clusters of statues, named 'Science', 'Agriculture', 'Commerce', and 'Justice', each with a Greek God or Goddess flanked by a European and an Indian.

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4 Commerce - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4463

Today Kolkata's Writers' Building is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal, India. It was originally built as the office for writers of the British East India Company hence the name - Writers Building. In line along the roof are four clusters of statues, named 'Science', 'Agriculture', 'Commerce', and 'Justice', each with a Greek God or Goddess flanked by a European and an Indian.

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5 Justice - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4464

Today Kolkata's Writers' Building is the secretariat building of the State Government of West Bengal, India. It was originally built as the office for writers of the British East India Company hence the name - Writers Building. In line along the roof are four clusters of statues, named 'Science', 'Agriculture', 'Commerce', and 'Justice', each with a Greek God or Goddess flanked by a European and an Indian.

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Fading History - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4470

In terms of architecture relating to the British Colonial era Kolkata has much to offer, but unfortunately much is in decline and in serious need of restoration. It is now a case of fading history.

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Grand Design - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4471

A grand design, but as with so many other buildings of Kolkata's colonial era it is in serious need of restoration.

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In Keeping - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4508

Samriddhi Bhavan is the head office of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Kolkata. It was built when the old Kolkata head office was demolished during the 1980's. Several of the old features were recreated in order to try and keep the old architectural style alive.

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Samriddi Bhavan - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4530

Samriddhi Bhavan is the head office of the State Bank of India (SBI) in Kolkata. It was built when the old Kolkata head office was demolished during the 1980's. Several of the old features were recreated in order to try and keep the old architectural style alive. Samriddhi Bhavan is also where the SBI located its corporate museum - the first of its kind in India.

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Victoria Memorial - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4418

Victoria Memorial, or Victoria Memorial Hall, is dedicated to Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom, who died in 1901. Victoria Memorial is located in Kolkata or Calcutta as it was known, the capital of West Bengal and former capital of India. The building is 184 ft (56 m) high up to the base of the figure of Victory, which is another 16 ft (4.9 m) high. This prominent building is surrounded by about 64 acres of gardens. Victoria Memorial is very similar in style to the Taj Mahal. Just like the Taj Mahal Victoria Memorial is constructed from white marble. The marble used was even brought from the same quarries in Rajasthan. Then there is the similarity in the forms such as the great dome, clustered with four subsidiary, octagonal domed chattris, the high portals, the terrace, and the domed corner towers. Following the conception and design in 1901, Victoria Memorial's construction began in 1904 and finally formally opened by the Prince of Wales on December 28, 1921.

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Behind Barbed Wire BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4430

Barbed wire in place around the perimeter of Victoria Memorial. As with many prominent buildings today such as Victoria Memorial, in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal in India, security is very much a concern with protective measures in place Victoria Memorial, or Victoria Memorial Hall, is dedicated to Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom, who died in 1901. The building is 184 ft (56 m) high up to the base of the figure of Victory, which is another 16 ft (4.9 m) high. This prominent building is surrounded by about 64 acres of gardens. Following the conception and design in 1901, Victoria Memorial's construction began in 1904 and finally formally opened by the Prince of Wales on December 28, 1921.

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Behind The Gate - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4420

Victoria Memorial, or Victoria Memorial Hall, is dedicated to Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom, who died in 1901. Victoria Memorial is located in Kolkata or Calcutta as it was known, the capital of West Bengal and former capital of India. The building is 184 ft (56 m) high up to the base of the figure of Victory, which is another 16 ft (4.9 m) high.

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In The Shadows - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4424

As with many prominent buildings today such as Victoria Memorial, in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal in India, security is very much a concern with protective measures in place and police presence maintained.

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Secure - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4428_

Barbed wire in place around Victoria Memorial in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal, India, As with many prominent buildings today such as Victoria Memorial security is very much a concern with protective measures in place Victoria Memorial, or Victoria Memorial Hall, is dedicated to Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom, who died in 1901. The building is 184 ft (56 m) high up to the base of the figure of Victory, which is another 16 ft (4.9 m) high. This prominent building is surrounded by about 64 acres of gardens. Following the conception and design in 1901, Victoria Memorial's construction began in 1904 and finally formally opened by the Prince of Wales on December 28, 1921.

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Through The Gate - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4423

Victoria Memorial, or Victoria Memorial Hall, is dedicated to Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom, who died in 1901. Victoria Memorial is located in Kolkata or Calcutta as it was known, the capital of West Bengal and former capital of India. The building is 184 ft (56 m) high up to the base of the figure of Victory, which is another 16 ft (4.9 m) high. This prominent building is surrounded by about 64 acres of gardens.

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Through The Wire - BPM - India, Kolkata _DSC4429

Barbed wire prevents clear vision of Victoria Memorial. As with many prominent buildings today such as Victoria Memorial, in Kolkata, the capital of West Bengal in India, security is very much a concern with protective measures in place Victoria Memorial, or Victoria Memorial Hall, is dedicated to Queen Victoria, of the United Kingdom, who died in 1901. The building is 184 ft (56 m) high up to the base of the figure of Victory, which is another 16 ft (4.9 m) high. This prominent building is surrounded by about 64 acres of gardens. Following the conception and design in 1901, Victoria Memorial's construction began in 1904 and finally formally opened by the Prince of Wales on December 28, 1921.

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