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Taj Mahal in one minute

What if it was possible to experience Taj Mahal in one minute – what should that experience include?

At least Taj Mahal at different times of the day – Taj Mahal at sunrise, in the middle of the day, Taj Mahal in the afternoon, Taj Mahal at sunset and Taj Mahal in the night time.

All this, and immediately in the beginning of the video below, you will see what Taj Mahal looks like before the sunrise, in the twilight, when in reality the Muslim prayer invitations are echoed outside, and how the first sun rays of the morning make the Taj Mahal dome roof glow.

You can also see how the Taj Mahal, known also as Taj-Bibi-ra-Rauza, the Garden-Tomb of the Taj Queen, looks like when seen from the Red Fort in Agra – That is where the ruler Shah Jahan spent his last years of life in prison, captured by his son, looking at the beautiful Taj Mahal. Mausoleum, built for his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, as a symbol of eternal love. Historical writings tell us that Mumtaz Mahal, Arjumand Banu Begum by her birth name, had died in her 14th childbirth.

The video will also show brick-red gate walls flanking the park and fountain next to Taj Mahal. The main entrance for Taj Mahal park area is through the brick-red wall gate. In addition, you can see, for example, a red mosque building in the courtyard. The two other queens of Shan Jahan, living under the shadow of Mumtaz, where also buried in this area and have their tombs there.

From the video you can see how many tourists there are around Taj Mahal. Tourists from all over India and around the world have come to see this one of the world’s 7 miracles, which is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as is also the Red Fort, near Taj Mahal in Agra. Tourists walk in the mausoleum and around it with bare foot or recyclable shoe covers to keep the Taj Mahal’s marble floors clean and undamaged.

The first images of this video were photoshot in 2007 and this video has been shot in various occasions in winter as well as in summer time before the monsoon.
During the winter months in January, people in Agra wore long-sleeved wool and top coats, but in the summer, short-sleeved kurta-shirts and saritops were common.

Taj Mahal literally dazzles its viewer while the sun is shining as the bright sun is reflected in so many different ways from the skilful walls of that building. You get some idea of the size of Taj Mahal when you look at the pictures of tourists in front of the Taj Mahal.
This video Taj Mahal in one minute takes its viewer also very near of Taj Mahal, to the contact distance – you can see close-ups of Taj Mahal wall decorations and wall embossings.

You can also see what the environment of Taj Mahal looks like from inside the building – but Mumtaz Mahal’s and Shah Jahan’s marble tombstones within the mausoleum are left as a mystery to the viewer.

Taj Mahal was built on the banks of the Yamuna River in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, which is also seen on this video, and it took 11 years to build this mausoleum. The construction of the other buildings and the park surrounding the Taj Mahal continued for a few more years on top of that.
What else in this world has been built for so long?

About Taj Mahal – experiences

Hardly any words can fully describe the architectural beauty of Taj Mahal. And even though the pictures tell a lot, they do not cover exhaustively the experience of how cold the Taj Mahal’s marble stone feels, how dazzling the marble is in the sunshine, how many shades of white can be found on the Taj Mahal’s surface, how beautiful is the aquamarine colour in the Taj Mahal’s fountain, how high is the Taj Mahal in relation to the adjacent Yamuna River and what kind of a great landscape opens up behind the Taj Mahal and how do the local inhabitants cool off by the Yamuna River during summer heat.

Or how do you feel after a long journey, on a hot day in India, after all the challenges associated with traveling, when you finally are there in Agra and you have paid the entrance fee to the Taj Mahal, after which you are heading among other people towards the red arch through which you have to enter, and somewhere behind the people’s shoulders you can finally see something dazzling white blinking, and when you go through the gate, all of this opens up to you –

Note: One can adjust the speed of a YouTube -video to one’s liking.

This Indivue video is part of the Travel Opus to India.

You can read about Taj Mahal also in Finnish.

Best of 5 of Vidya Balan -movies

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Vidya Balan is an Indian actress born in 1979 and she has portrayed many serious female characters in Hindi Cinema.

Here are the best of five of Vidya Balan’s movies, so far –

BEST OF 5 OF VIDYA BALAN -MOVIES

  • Parineeta (2005)

The film *Parineeta was directed by Pradeep Sarkar and Vidya had the leading role together with Saif Ali Khan and Sanjay Dutt.

  • Halla Bol (2008)

*Halla Bol was a Hindi drama film directed by Rajkumar Santoshi starring Vidya Balan together with Ajay Devgn.

  • Paa (2009)

*Paa was a film directed by R. Balki. In this film Vidya Balan starred with Amitabh Bachchan and Abhishek Bachchan.

  • Ishqiya (2010)

*Ishqiya was a movie directed by Abhishek Chaubey. In that Vidya Balan was starring together with Naseeruddin Shah and Arshad Warsi.

Find the movie and trailer in the following link here: Ishqiya – Abhishek Chaubey

  • No One Killed Jessica (2011)

No One Killed Jessica was a film directed by Raj Kumar Gupta and in that film Vidya Balan was starring together with Rani Mukerji.

This article Best of Vidya Balan -movies is part of INDIVUE’s Travel Opus to Bollywood – introducing Bollywood and Hindi cinema to you – read it for free!

The music is provided by Apple Music.

Gokarn in one minute (video)

Today is the time for the Gokarn in one minute -video.

Gokarn is a small village in the state of Karnataka in the West coast of India and this video will show you many beautiful details from that Indian village.

In this short video you can see the beautiful nature and all the beaches in Gokarn. Those beaches are the main Gokarn Beach, Kudley Beach, Om Beach and the Paradise Beach.

You can see the local people, tourists and The Hindu pilgrims in the streets and beaches of Gokarn. The video will also show, what kind of cows and other animals can be met in the Gokarn village.

Experience the high hills, boat rides and beautiful sunsets together with the serenity, simplicity and colorfulness of Gokarn.

All this and more in less than one minute –

Video by Indivue.

Note: This video contains fast moving images, which may disturb the balance of the most sensitive viewer.

About the beaches in Gokarn

Gokarn Beach is easy to reach from the main village but for Kudley Beach you need to cross a high hill in order to reach there. For Om Beach you need to take rickshaw ride as well as to the Paradise Beach, but for the Paradise Beach you still need to walk rather long time in the midst of the forest in order to reach that beach. Alternatively you can go by a boat to any of these beaches.

You might also be interested in the 5 reasons to visit Gokarn.

Find more stories about Gokarn here

and more stories about India in Travel Opus to India.

You can read about Gokarna also in Finnish.

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Amsterdam in one minute (video)

Amsterdam in one minute

Today you can see the traveller’s Amsterdam in one minute –

You can see the unique architecture of Amsterdam and the various boats and house boats during a lovely channel cruise.

You will also peak in the Red Light district during dark. During daylight you will see many nice street cafeterias of Amsterdam.

The video will also pop in the Van Gogh Museum which is one of the best sights in Amsterdam. Few other art districts and museums will also be seen, like a sex museum and Anne Frank -museum, with its 45 minute long queue.

You will find lots of people with bicycles and even bicycles with bicycles. Most of the people, including kids, ride bicycles without a helmet, like daredevils.

But what would a one minute video about Amsterdam be without tulips and other flowers – they cheer the rider on the railing of many bridges in Amsterdam, as you can see in the video.

Find more stories about Amsterdam here in indivue.com.

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Note: This video contains fast moving images, which may disturb the balance of the most sensitive viewer.

This unstaged video about Amsterdam in one minute depicts Amsterdam very much like it is, and the video is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe, which you can read in the link attached!

You can find Amsterdam and the travel opus in Finnish here.

Travel Opus to Europe and India, Goa and Bollywood

INDIVUE Travel Opus -works

Since 2005 Indivue has written, photographed and coded 8 inspirational digital opuses dealing with, among others: tourism, traveling and art both in India and in Europe.

These works are:

  • Travel Opus to India
    Opus has articles related to India, Indian cities, Indian culture and attractions, as well as Indian travel tips in both written and pictorial formats. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work is called Matkaopus Intiaan.

  • Travel Opus to Europe
    Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe includes both written and video articles on travel and art in Finland and throughout Europe. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Eurooppaan.

  • Travel Opus to Goa
    Opus that includes blogged articles about Goa, Goan beaches, sights, and other Goa tips and travel experiences, and hundreds of other Goa-themed stuff with videos and photos from the past fourteen years, at least in Finnish. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the work runs under the name Matkaopus Goaan.

  • Travel Opus to Bollywood
    Travel Opus to Bollywood has featuring articles about Bollywood and Hindi-language Indian films, as well as movie reviews mainly in Finnish for over ten years, in addition to video and music samples. Travel Opus to Bollywood introduces Bollywood movies and their stars to it’s readers. The work is updated monthly.

In Finnish, the corresponding work is called Matkaopus Bollywoodiin.

You can read, watch and listen to all these digital Opuses, all of these eight works easily and for free. Find them from the links attached.
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Travel Opus -works also in Finnish!

Paris in one minute (video)

Paris in one minute

Here’s a video of traveller’s Paris in one minute.

See how it looks like from the top of the Eiffel Tower on a sunny summer day in almost 40 degrees celsius. See also what the Eiffel Tower looks like in the evening lights.

Find the famous architecture of Musee d’Orsay with some classic paintings, and find the famous Musee du Louvre and the lovely fountain there in the inner yard. It is a cool place to be during the summer heat.

Observe the scary but beautiful architecture of the Cathedral of Notre Dame and the famous church Sacre Coeur with the view from the stairs far over the city of Paris.

The fabulous Luxembourg Garden and the Arc de Triomphe, Avenue des Champs-Élysées and the cruise in the river Seine can also be fitted into this 1 minute video of Paris!

Video and photography by Indivue, music by YouTube.

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Note: The video contains fast moving images, which may shock the most sensitive viewer.


Paris in one minute


This video is part of Indivue’s Travel Opus to Europe.

Panorama: Candles burning outside a church in Chennai

Candles burning outside a church in Chennai

Today’s panoramic photo is from Chennai, India. The red candles are burning outside St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, which is a beautiful white church built by Portuguese explorers in the 16th century.

Wikipedia says St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica is one of the only three known churches in the world built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus, the other two being St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain.

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Panorama: Queue for Anne Frank museum

Queue for Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam

Today’s travel related panoramic photo is from Amsterdam.

It is about the queue for Anne Frank museum, which was actually a house where Anne Frank had lived hidden. The house was in its original condition and you had to walk some very narrow corridors there. After first queuing to get inside for half an hour. But, that’s the life of a tourist, and a travel blogger, wanting to get a glimpse of the past. Luckily they had some nice terraces by street in Amsterdam where you could get yourself a cup of tea with a freshly baked item.

Was the Anne Frank museum worth all the queuing, you might want to ask. I’d say yes, especially if you’re into time travelling.

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Queue for Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam
Queue for Anne Frank museum in Amsterdam

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