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Taj Mahal Sketch

April 10, 2012

In April 2012 my Malaysian Facebook friend, Aim Husin, posted several beautiful photos of his trip to India. On his visit to the interior of the Taj Mahal he noted that “Sketchbook not allowed…too bad”.

I recall my trip there too and spontaneously uploaded my sketch of the Taj Mahal into his facebook page.

Interestingly soon after my post,  11 of my Facebook friends; Fairoza Patel (Barbados), William Shun & Daikatse Thy (Hong Kong), Pran Uapphatanaphanich (Thailand), Richard Hugh & Stephanie Hugh (Canada), Art Murray (Virginia), Adeline Chan and of course Aim Husin (Malaysia), all posted that they like my quick sketch.

My tour to Indian was with the Hong Kong Institute of Architects to Delihi, Agra, Jaipur and Chandigarh in August 2000.  I recall the weather was beautiful, with brilliant blue skies, warm yet comfortable. Needless to say stop-overs at various sites were short, just enough to quickly tour and take photos. The Taj Mahal is a breathtaking edifice. To experience it live the ‘feeling’ could not be captured by photographs. My sketch tells the story of its place in the lush landscape rather than how it is usually displayed in tour books.

The magnificent dome, the four towers, the processional pathways leading up the monument, and the heavily treed environment, I purposely set out to capture. The sketch was completed in minutes.

One Comment
  1. Beautiful 🙂 When I visited the Taj, I didn’t have a sketchbook with me. But even if I did, I couldn’t have captured its beauty so quickly. Thanks for sharing.

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