Agra, Taj Mahal and the Fort, India, November 2019

Agra, Taj Mahal and the Fort, India, November 2019
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Agra, city famous for the Taj Mahal. This mausoleum is really grand. These white marble facades do not leave indifferent. this whiteness hurts the eyes. By and others, the mosque and the palace of the guests. Their red color makes the mausoleum more white.
Although the place is great, I did not find the magic I expected, as was the case for the Petra site. This does not detract from the splendor of the monument.
The 2nd monument, the Agra Fort, is really huge. When you see the outer walls, you can not really imagine what is behind these red stones. Different palaces, covered in the past with carpets, as a door. These monuments, with Mughal and Hindu architecture are also striking for their ingenuity to guarantee the freshness inside. Thus, inside some walls, circulated water to refresh, or ventilation systems to circulate the air.
Advice: To visit Agra, nothing beats the high speed train. I traveled by car and it is very long, especially since there is nothing to see on the way. You leave in the early morning and you come back with the last train.
Anecdote: In different conflicts (Germany, Japan, Pakistan), scaffolding is erected, at Taj Mahal, to mislead pilots. After the attacks of September 11, 2001, preventive measures are envisaged to cover the monument with a khaki cloth to avoid the reverberation of the sun which makes it visible to 40km (25mi) to the round what could make it a potential target.
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