We trace the walkways, thankful for the shade on this very hot day, steadily moving toward the white domed building rising just ahead. We pass what is now referred to as Diana’s bench where Princess Diana had her photograph taken. The lines of people wanting to have their pictures taken there stretches back many paces.
My favorite part of the day’s adventure is seeing the structure on the left when you first come into the main enclosure. The building is topped by 22 domes. A guide explained that in lieu of calculators, etc., one dome was constructed after each year of construction, and the Taj Mahal took 22 years to complete.
Images: First, third, and fifth photos courtesy of Richard Furlough.