While the beauty of the Taj Mahal is an epitome of love, the majestic structure and one of the wonders of the world, calls for a treat to the eyes. While they say – Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder, all eyes fathom the beauty of the Taj Mahal irrespective of the beholder. With natural lighting at its dimmest point and fog masking the picturesque Taj Mahal; the camera lies steadily all equipped to capture “beauty”!

This picture dates back to 19th October 2008, exactly 10 years ago since this date. I was on an assignment to cover the visit of the crowned Princess Victoria of Sweden to India. She was scheduled to visit the Taj Mahal at 9 am in the morning, the same day.

I was awake by dawn, on the foggy morning. I thought it would be a good idea to shoot the Taj Mahal in all its glory from across the Yamuna river, before heading out to photograph the Princess.

To my amazement, there it was! The rising sun softly kissing the monument through a misty October morning with a murmuration of birds taking flight over the river Yamuna made the moment mystically beautiful for me to not miss catching it in my little black box.

Sometimes all we need is a little push from our own selves to experience the wonders of the world. The picture says it all!