A 380 Year Old Symbol of Love and Beauty


The Taj Mahal is one of the most recognizable structures on earth and I have always wanted to visit it.

I knew it was an amazing place, but you can’t understand the beauty of it until you stand at the end of the reflecting pool and see it with your own eyes.

The Taj Mahal is actually a mausoleum built by Shah Jahan for his third wife. After her death, he became so grief stricken that he had this magnificent structure to house her body. Now that’s love!

The design of the structure is unbelievable. The centre line of the reflecting pools are perfectly aligned with the structure. That same centre line is the centre line of the tomb where her body was laid to rest. Looking at the structure up close, you will see that the entire building is covered in semi precious stones, inlayed in the pure white marble. It took 22 years and over 20,000 workers and artisans to complete. Its not a surprise that is one of the Wonders of the World.

Ok, the history lesson is done… Enjoy the images!

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

The Magnificent Taj Mahal

Scores of Tourists

Scores of Tourists

View of the main gate from the centre of the complex

View of the main gate from the centre of the complex


About Andrew Pateras

Andrew has lived in the GTA all his life and a good portion of his adult life has been devoted to sales. He studied Business Information Systems Management at Ryerson University. From there, he worked in sales for tier one organizations such as Hewlett Packard, Epson and Intel. Then as North American Sales Manager for GAP Adventures, he gained even more experience in negotiation and client service. Andrew has been a licensed real estate sales person since 2006. In 2007, Andrew also began a new venture in professional photography. Over the next number of years, he travelled on assignment all over the world. This is why he is meticulous when it comes to your marketing images! To say Andrew's travel and photography experience is extensive would definitely be an understatement. He has journeyed to remote and exotic locations in 48 countries on all six continents in search of adventure and authentic cultural experiences. Whether it is diving with great white sharks in South Africa, in a cage with Bengal tigers in northern Thailand or perched atop a land cruiser, photographing rhinos and lions in the Serengeti, he has likely photographed any holiday experience you can imagine. In 2015, Andrew earned the Directors Platinum award from Royal LePage for outstanding sales performance. Andrew's commitment as your real estate professional is to provide you with the specialized real estate service you deserve. Whether you're buying or selling, contact him with any questions that you may have. His promise to you is that your experience will be both stress-free and enjoyable. His focus is always YOU and the results you can expect from him.

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