Saturday, January 29, 2011

Theme # 2 - Window

'Window' immediately brought to my mind the one in the Agra tower where the emperor Shah Jahan spent his last days..

History says that Shah Jahan was over whelmed with grief when his wife Mumtaz died and he decided to build a memorial for her - a memorial that would stand the test of time in its grandeur.. Unfortunately, soon after the Taj Mahal's completion, Shah Jahan was deposed by his son Aurangazeb and put under house arrest at the nearby Agra Fort. His only consolation was that he could see the Taj from the window in his room. Shah Jahan died in 1666 in captivity and was buried in the Taj near his beloved Mumtaz.

I have tried to depict the window and its view of the Taj in this picture..

The picture of the Taj was taken during my visit to Agra. The picture of the window was taken from photoshelter and write up from wikipedia.


  1. Lovely! What a sad story...but you did a beautiful job combining the two images!
    Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. A truly amazing and unique window...very beautiful Raji and a wondeful story too!

  3. Very beautiful piece. And i like this very beautiful memorial...and the lovely story

  4. A very beautiful window and view filled with history and story!