Taj Mahal in one minute

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

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 Taj Mahal. Like 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. Or how do the local inhabitants cool off by the Yamuna River during the 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 are finally there in Agra. And after having paid the entrance fee to the Taj Mahal, and heading among other people towards the red arch through which you have to enter, you can finally see somewhere behind the people’s shoulders 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.

Get to know more about Taj Mahal, Agra and India with the help of Travel Opus to India.

You can read about Taj Mahal 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: 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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5 random scenes from Helsinki

Here’s some 5 random scenes from Helsinki. These photos have been taken with an unusual method, which will explain any distortion met.

The first image is a view over the city centre of Helsinki after sunset, when the horizon is still pinkish.

The second image is of the white Helsinki Cathedral, which is also located in the centre on the city. The Cathedral is the best known landmark of Helsinki.

The third image is from Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, which is the easternmost part of Helsinki. Aurinkoranta is one of the best beaches in the whole of Finland.

The fourth image is from a bridge above the busy street of Helsinginkatu. The bridge is only ment for passengers and bycicles.

The fifth scene is from the way to Kaivopuisto, which is a beautiful park almost in the centre of Helsinki. Kaivopuisto and its surroundings are the richest area in Helsinki.

View over Helsinki city centre
View over Helsinki city centre
Helsinki cathedral
Helsinki cathedral
Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, Helsinki
Aurinkoranta beach in Vuosaari, Helsinki
Bridge for bicycles and passengers over Helsinginkatu road
Bridge over Helsinginkatu
Kaivopuisto, Helsinki
Kaivopuisto, Helsinki

Read more about Helsinki here.

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Best of Oslo sights -video

Talking about the Travel Opus to Europe, Oslo in Norway is one of them very essential places to visit in Europe. Although it is in many ways very similar to the neighbouring capitals Stockholm and Copenhagen, it still has its own, kind of royal feel to it. The small size of Oslo is also charming.

The good thing is that, although Norway does not belong to EU, it was still very smooth and uncomplicated to travel between Helsinki and Oslo by air.

Here are the 10 must see sights of Oslo in a short video. Images by Indivue.

 

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Best of the Parisian sights (video)

View from Eiffel Tower

After updating my digital tool to a better one I’ll be able to update certain videos from the past as well.

So, today’s videoupdate will be the Best of Parisian sights, about which I wrote some 2 years back. Not that the Best sights of Paris would have changed during the years.

After watching this short video of Best of 10 from Paris you can watch other creative videos inspired by Europe as well:

Travel & Art Europe is a one of the playlists of Indivue videos in YouTube and you can see all the videos in the link.

You might also be interested in what it looks like to travel all the way to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Find that experience from the preceding link!

This video about the best sights in Paris is part of the Travel opus to Europe, which you can read in Finnish as well.

Take your time and familiarize yourself with the European travel experiences!

Ideas and reviews for Barcelona

As I mentioned earlier, I was travelling in the lovely Barcelona in October. Here’s a couple of Instagram pics from there.

Check also some INDIVUE travel ideas and reviews for Barcelona which I wrote for TripAdvisor.

Find some Barcelona blogging in Finnish in indivue.fi

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