28 June 2008


The Taj Mahal is, without question, the most impressive structure I have ever seen. The combination of size and craftsmanship are astounding, especially considering it was built nearly four hundred years ago.

In this picture you can get a bit of an idea about the craftsmanship. This inlay work is quite impressive, especially when viewed up close. Although the Taj appears completely white from a distance, in reality a fair bit of it is covered with detailed work like this.

This was a popular spot to take a picture--it is a bit elevated from the surrounding area and is front and centre of the Taj Mahal, plus you get a nice reflection in the pool. Because it is so popular, there is quite a line to get the picture, so we had to wait our turn. But the end result was worth it.

Everyone was taking pictures as if they were holding up the Taj. When we first got there, Heather and I laughed at the silly tourists. Before we left, however, Heather decided she wanted to dangle the Taj, too. Hey, it's not like everyone couldn't tell we were tourists anyway.

07 June 2008

Lucky Sevens (a day late)

Hey, cut me some slack--I'm a bit busy with school at the moment. Besides, as I write this, it's probably still the seventh for you.

Because I missed last month, I've got two questions for you.

Belated May Lucky Sevens question: I made a CD for a class a few weeks ago. Here are some of the titles (others were omitted because they were too revealing. I'll include them in the comments after someone answers correctly).

  1. Fortunate Son - Creedence Clearwater Revival
  2. The Call Up - The Clash
  3. The Edge of Darkness - Iron Maiden
  4. Rooster - Alice in Chains
  5. Orange Crush - R.E.M.
  6. Inoculated City - The Clash
  7. Eve of Destruction - Barry McGuire
  8. Drive On - Johnny Cash
  9. Old Hippie - The Bellamy Brothers

Can you tell me what I was teaching?

Nothing yet? Try googling " lyrics".

June Lucky Sevens question: Today (that being June 7) is an important one. What is the occasion?