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A collection of images about Origins and architecture of the Taj Mahal.

Decoration

Floral carving on red sandstone at the Mosque.
(CC) Photo: Bo Jayatilaka

Floral carving on red sandstone at the Mosque.
Comparable carving on white marble at the Mausoleum demonstrating the colour and carving hierarchy and the relative importance of the two buildings.
(CC) Photo: Rita Willaert

Comparable carving on white marble at the Mausoleum demonstrating the colour and carving hierarchy and the relative importance of the two buildings.
Panel detail of the Mausoleum
(CC) Photo: Rita Willaert

Panel detail of the Mausoleum
Spandrel parchin kari work on one of the pishtaqs
(CC) Photo: Greg Younger

Spandrel parchin kari work on one of the pishtaqs
Strong geometric designs play a role throughout the complex furthering the Islamic tradition, here seen on the mausoleum's dado
(CC) Photo: Jane Ellen

Strong geometric designs play a role throughout the complex furthering the Islamic tradition, here seen on the mausoleum's dado
Scale of dado
(CC) Photo: Jane Ellen

Scale of dado
Inlaid Calligraphic inscription of the Qur'an at the Mausoleum
(CC) Photo: skipthebudgie.org
Inlaid Calligraphic inscription of the Qur'an at the Mausoleum

Parchin kari

Precious and semi-precious stones set into marble to create floral designs in the Mausoleum
(CC) Photo: Rachel Hendrick
Precious and semi-precious stones set into marble to create floral designs in the Mausoleum

Domes


Mausoleum


Jawab and Mosque

View inside the Jawab.
(CC) Photo: Mark Biggar
View inside the Jawab.


Great Gate


Garden

Southern galleries of the garden.
(CC) Photo: Anne Guillaume

Southern galleries of the garden.

Great Gate


Jilaukhana

Bazaar in the Jilaukhana street, showing the cusped arches and column capitals typically of Shah Jahani architecture.
(CC) Photo: David Yerga

Bazaar in the Jilaukhana street, showing the cusped arches and column capitals typically of Shah Jahani architecture.


Mausoleum


Minaret


Moonlight garden



Outside the walls


Painting


Towers


Waterworks