Today at 5 AM we woke up and for a majority teens that normally would not fly but it was all worth it for the Taj. As the sun was rising at the Taj Mahal we were videotaping the Harlem Shake (for all you old folk, it’s a recent Internet sensation on YouTube). The Taj was sensational with intricate marble designs, has a floating appearance in contrast with the blue sky making it look like a mirage, and was a technological in the fact that it was perfectly symmetrical and they only used string as a measuring tool. The fact that it also had a love story twist also made it quite interesting. Six million people go to visit the Taj Mahal each year and as Bill Clinton rightly stated, “There are two types of people on the world: those who have seen the Taj and those who are yet to see it.” Later that day we went to the marble palace where the owner explained
the process of creating marble inlay similar to the Taj. Apparently Indian marble is the only marble in the world that doesn’t stain. They shopkeeper also showed us a mini Taj Mahal in the shop that took 10 years to make weighing 5,000 pounds. Unfortunately it was not for sale otherwise I would have found room in my suitcase. After we went to the Agra Fort that was 2 acres squared and built by Mogul emperors. After having such a loaded morning we boarded the bus and headed for Delhi. We ended up staying at a fabulous hotel on the last night. All in all it was a wonderful day, though bitter sweet because our voyage is coming to a close.
Miriam Valley. Our Savior’s Sun Prairie
This is our last actual travel part of the blog. Look for more post trip blogs to come. Thanks for traveling with us.