Jan 26, 2009

Taj Mahal and Sikandara at Agra

This weekend I took the family to Agra. On the way to the hotel we stopped at Sikandara. My wife had never heard of Sikandara. When I told her that it was the tomb of one of India's greatest ever ruler, Akbar she was stunned.
In our view the Sikandara tomb, even though beautiful, blends with the Indian and Persian architectural structures and is built in the familiar red sandstone style.

Of course, Agra is well known for the beauty of the Taj Mahal, which stands out from almost all architectural landmarks of the world. It's white and built with marble.

Look how beautiful it looks - almost invisible in the fog and then as if it really is appearing out of nothingness
The point of this blog post?
Well apart from the excuse to put up some pretty pictures :-) It really boils down to being remarkable in your own way - even if you are building a tomb to your queen - and by adding a passion to stand out of the ordinariness of others.