Tuesday, September 3, 2013

The Taj Mahal in India - Real Photo Postcard (and more...)

real photo postcard of the Taj Mahal

the back reads the words 'post card' in seven languages at the center of the top


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The Taj Mahal is a white marble mausoleum located in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India. It was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in memory of his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal who died in 1631 during the birth of their 14th child, Gauhara Begum. Construction of the Taj Mahal began in 1632. The principal mausoleum was completed in 1648 and the surrounding buildings and garden were finished five years later. 

In 1983, the Taj Mahal became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
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here are a few more postcards ....

Tajmahal. Agra (Taj Mahal)
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Taj Mahal
This is a postcard from a collection of matchbox covers.  The box reads...

"Every minute, day and night, in a thousand places, East, West, North, South, at the lightning of a million cigarettes, oil lamps and gas stoves, the subliminal glimpse of a matchbox label accompanies the elemental thrill of making fire!"

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