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Jewel box of Agra

Jewel box of Agra

India, Uttar Pradesh
On a sunny afternoon of 1893, an English archaeologist, Edmund William Smith from the Archaeological Survey of India stares at a pristine marble tomb in Agra and pinches himself in awe. “Can it be true?”, he wonders,..”that the Baby Taj actually exists!”. He walks around it, hardly smelling the sweet scented flowers of the surrounding garden and repeatedly exclaims at the mausoleum‘s beauty. Edmund has been sent to photograph various monuments of historical importance, in and around Agra and was visiting this tomb for the first time. Its red gates, typical of Mughal architecture did not quite reveal the interiors and the mausoleum‘s beauty has taken his breath away. He spends an entire afternoon there; exploring its every nook and cranny…
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