The next morning we ran through Agra fort
– an amazing place with lots of hide and seek potential.
As the one-time capital of India,
Agra's fort walls as as huge and forbidding as those at Delhi's
Our time there was a lot more pleasant
than Shah Jehan, who had the Taj Mahal built for his wife. Overthrown by
his son, he was jailed in the fort and had to live out the rest of his
life looking at her final resting place from its windows.
Alea was intrigued by all the screens
and couldn't quite get the idea of a harem (dad's note: GOOD!!). As we
had the grounds mostly to ourselves, we were able to appreciate how a lonely
king might have spent his time wandering the gardens.
A monkey hanging out
White walls, perfect for hot days
The red, red walls in the morning sun
The fort's massive walls
and fortified gates and the delicate marble inlay and finely carved colonnades
are such a contrast; two equally impressive features of this wonderful
Of course the kids found animals there,
and despite that were still not excited about having pictures taken! I
don't know what we're going to do with them!!