Agra in contrast to the Taj mahal itself was horrible, hence no photographs. Probably one of the dirtyest places I have ever been and by Indian standards thats pretty dire.
This shot gives some sense of scale to the place. It is huge and totally overshadows everything in the sorrounding area, including all the tiny ant like people down the bottom.
Another one for my mum. And the backdrop of the taj makes anybody look cool.
This is the first view of the Taj that you get when you come round the corner from the entranceway. Personally I found myself to be utterly blown away by it. I wasnt expecting too either.
I guess we have all seen so many photographs of this place but nothing quite compares with seeing it for real.
This is a traffic jam India style, it is moving, but slowly and they are all using their horns far more than would really be appropriate anywhere outside of Asia.
Cycle rickshaws seem to make up the bulk of the vehicles. I would not want to be a cycle rickshaw driver in Delhi, the pollution here would flatten most people and subsequently the life expectancy is around 45 or so.
All over Delhi there are cows just grazing on whatever they can find. As they are sacred to Hindus who make up the majority of the population they are not harmed in any way. This one is lying down with a traffic jam going on around it, completely unphased.
These brightly coloured glass bangles are for sale everywhere it seems and almost all Indian women have at least two of them.