Monument to love: the actor Ben Kingsley posing with his wife in front of the Taj Mahal
You've seen it on countless postcards, tea towels, book covers, t-shirts and key rings. But nothing prepares you for seeing the Taj Mahal in person. Completed in 1648, the tomb is made of dazzling white marble, decorated with fine Arabic calligraphy, delicate mosaics and intricate patterns inlaid with gems. As well as being a masterpiece of Indo-Islamic architecture, it is one man's poignant tribute to his dead wife. That man was the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan, who also rests in the mausoleum.
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- Collecting lots of momentos and keeping them in a safe place
- Creating an online photo album and sharing with friends
- Keeping my personal digital photo collection to look back to
- Not really bothered about photos or momentos, the memories are in my head