Tranquility at the Taj

Category: Sense of Place


Photo and caption by Ryan Friese

The intense, bustling energy of India seems to evoke strong emotion in many western travelers. I found a brief moment of stillness in the most unlikely of places: the Taj Mahal. Approximately 2 to 3 million people visit the Taj Mahal every year and I was fortunate enough to this capture this image shortly after dawn, before the throng of tourists descended on the grounds.

Location: Agra, India


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