Wednesday, May 22, 2013

May Photo A Day Challenge : Day 22.Change.

The Day 22 prompt for "May Photo A Day Challenge : A challenge that will change your life" - 22. Change: This can be a hard one, so put your thinking cap on. How can you show change in a photo?

I changed a lot in a decade. A decade- my God!! I didn't realize when it got over. 2002-2012 just flew and I entered twenties from teens and as the clock is ticking I realize even thirties and forties will hit me :( I feel scared at times thinking of all the things I want to , need to and plan to do ! One of those things is for sure travelling and travelling a lot.

Today I will talk less and share a magnificent pic taken during one such travels. I went to Agra in the summer of 2010 and went again in winter 2012. Below pic shows the stark difference between Taj in summer and Taj in winter.
Wah Taj!

Nope I didn't modify the pic. You can clearly see the fog in the second pic. The magical and mystic Taj was invisible till we approached it where as in the first pic you can see the bright Taj basking in the sun light. Actually Taj remains intact. It is the season which plays with it and shows it differently. I wish I went to Taj on a full moon night. People say its a treat to eyes. The luminescent stones will shine and you can get lost watching it. Unfortunately I couldn't stay to watch it. Even the ticket price shoots up during the full moon it seems. One more speciality of Taj is the VIP seat. Lady Diana, Musharaff , Aishwarya Rai and many others adorned it. 

I am not  a fan of Aish but still feel like sharing the below pic which I like a lot.

and no points to  guess that one more person adorned it. Check it out in the below pic ;)


Taj mahal always surprises me. Even the second time I visited I keenly observed the surroundings and enjoyed the intricate designs ,patterns and symmetry. It surely is a wonder! I wrote a post on Taj few months back with few more pics. If interested  read at-"The beautiful and controversial Tajmahal"

"To the mahal of the Taj- Say oye Say Oye  Say oye
To the minar of Kutub -  ------
To the kumari of Kanya--------
To the panjim of Goa- ----- Say oye Say oye"
we all just wanna say , we all just wanna say "-------- I hope I got the correct lines. Remember the continuation of this song ?? This used to be our engineering anthem and an anthem even now ;) Let me know if you recognize it. 

28 comments:

  1. The Taj Mahal is definitely a sight to see! That's great contrast you've shown between summer and winter!

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    1. Thanks for the comment Roshni ! Ya Taj is defntly a sight

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  2. Four pictures of Taj! Definitely a treat to the eyes :)

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  3. Waah Taj, truly :)
    I like the pic with you more than the one with Ash :P

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    1. @Shail : :) Yep sure it is. THanks

      @My Zoe's Mum : :)

      @bhavya: Ya ! Really :P Thnk u

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  4. Few years back when I took my kids to the Taj Mahal, they asked..."Is this it? You said it is so beautiful and grand. It is neither." Yes, it has lost its charm.

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    1. Ya it slowly is losing charm. Not sure how it was b4 but I still loved it.
      Even when I went second time there was some repair going on :( and a section was closed

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  5. Waah Taj indeed!
    And yeah, I remember the "VIP seat"... my ass has adorned it too once upon a time. :P
    Must have an old printed pic somewhere in the house...
    Will try to find it when I get time :D

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  6. Please ignore the repeat comments yaar... my net is going crazy! I actually commented 5 times... this is the 6th one! :(

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    1. LOL :D Kadambari! Like your persistence :)

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    2. @Chicky Aka Kaddu : Ya I deleted the rest of the comments ;) Dont worry
      old pics r really a delight to see. Do search them :)
      Thanku

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  7. Wah Afshan waah!!! :D

    Taj is nothing without its minars!!! And this central position where most of the photographs are taken make it look so beautiful. But sadly the monument is losing its whiteness :(

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    1. ya true. They r taking measures but still we humans r capable of spoiling anythng

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  8. i will hopefully visit Taj one day....

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  9. Sounds repetitive but guess the only thing that can be said after seeing and reading this post is Wah! Afshan, Wah! :)

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  10. I have so many pictures of this place. I can never get bored of clicking it or getting clicked here.

    Well attempted change, Afshan!

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  11. I went to see the Taj in the summers. It was the most draining experience of my life. Need to go back in winter to actually enjoy the beauty. :)

    http://www.whatmycameracaptures.com/may-photo-a-day-22/

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  12. shilpa: Thank U Thank U -twice ;)

    Naina : Thank U . Ya its so tough to get a perfectf click and so blissful when u click one :)

    Jyothi : Even winter was not too cool when I went in Nov. It was just foggy and sunny

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  13. wow! The Taj is truly beautiful!! :)

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  14. A treat to the eyes really...thanks for the share...I love Taj <3

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  15. checking back in about your submission to The Woven Tale Press; you didn't leave an email so I left a comment on your USP post. Can you let me know ASAP by emailing me at sandratyler@me.com? Thanks, Sandra

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    1. Hi Sandra

      I gave email id but not sure what the issue is. I have mailed you !
      Thanks a lot for replying here :)
      good day

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  16. @Pixie : Yep It is

    @Rainbow Hues : Thanks Kaajal. I love too

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  17. Lovely presentation!

    Akhil Kalsh. http://1hw.in

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  18. Your take is refreshing. And the fourth picture lady is so pretty :-)
    I also want to see so many places. I have been to Agra. But I was quite young, not old enough to appreciate why Taj is so revered. I also loved the Agra Fort at that time.

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  19. @Akhil : Thanks

    @Reema; Oh blush blush :P Thank U !
    Ya agra fort is good too . Good exercise as well

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