Monday, 24 February 2014

Chapter nine: Agra! A whole new world

So the adventure still in the misterious city of Agra, once we arrived to our hotel and left the stress behind we decided to go to have some apperitives at McDonalds,(I know is not a good idea having a McDonalds when you have paneer and butter naan around the city) but the place was in front of us, calling us, tempting us !!!!
Then we heard drums and fireworks and a wedding parade suddenly appeared, with a lot of people dancing ad smiling! And everyone (I guess) was invited!! So we accepted the invitation to fun! And also to eat a lot! 
They incredible guest invited us like a thousand dishes in one hour! They wet happy to have us in the wedding (even we were not properly dressed for a huge wedding like this)
For a minute I thought that I was in Mexico! The weddings here are actually huge (around 300 persons) so I was swimming in a sea of colors, food and people!
It was a whole new experience, I really enjoyed to see that we were so well received by the people in the party. The stage was beautiful decorated and the music was awesome and sticky as well.
The people of the wedding was so excited to have us there!! And the place was amazingly decorated! A lot of people walked by the catwalk and they all looked amazing! 
So the very next morning we woke up at 6 am to be at taj at 7 am! It was so foggy and there was already a few people testy to drive us to the magical place called Taj Mahal
The Taj Mahal"crown of palaces" is a white marble mausoleum located in AgraUttar PradeshIndia. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal. The Taj Mahal is widely recognized as "the jewel of Muslim art in India and one of the universally admired masterpieces of the world's heritage.
At first when you enter there's a huge entrance like a forth with the otomani influences on the architecture 
Once you enter you can perceive a change in the atmosphere, like your crossing the line to another dimension , like traveling on time (goosebumps) and when you cross the door suddenly at the distance seems to appear a living legend
At first was a little foggy and blurry but the my best friend "the sun" decided to join us in this amazing moment, it was just magic with a touch of misticism 
The environment was just perfect to be there, quiet, reflexive and calm.
Me and my friends were happy just with the fact to be there and accomplish that moment in our lives, it was just unique, quiet and just as we imagined in our dreams.
I took a lot of pictures, I was feeling like in a history chapter, feeling happy and part of an incredible history of deep love and respect because of the meaning of this place.
Then see the architecture and the details of this place was just stunning !!
The place was just magic! The perfect place to be and have a self conversation and meditate.
In the back of the Taj was a beautiful river called Yamuna! The name Yamuna seems to be derived from the Sanskrit word "yama", meaning 'twin', and it may have been applied to the river because it runs parallel to the Ganges

There was a tree that also capturated my attention by his form and the shape, it was just beautiful designed by the hand of nature 

Also I took a picture watching the Taj from the Masjid

The exterior decorations of the Taj Mahal are among the finest in Mughal architecture. As the surface area changes the decorations are refined proportionally. The tomb is the central focus of the entire complex of the Taj Mahal. This large, white marble structure stands on a square plinth and consists of a symmetrical building with an iwan (an arch-shaped doorway) topped by a large dome and finial. Like most Mughal tombs, the basic elements are Persian in origin.
So after that I decided to take my personal pictures of the moment (the postcard pictures) for a lifetime, to remember the great feeling that I had being there, the resume of a bunch of feelings in just one picture but I couldn't have just one
It was the cool one...
The serious one...
And the typical one...
And at last the postcard for me and for my soul. If I could describe this place , I would say that is a longlasting love masterpiece, a monument that remember us that love can be eternal  and live trough generations. Wow!!
So after that incredible view we went back to our home now, ludhiana, but with a great experienced lived and with a moment that will last forever.
Thank you Agra!! See you soon or in the other life.

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