This is a photo of the Taj Mahal located in Agra, India.

The Taj itself was closed on Friday, so we toured the imposing Red Fort, a World Heritage site. Its fortress walls extend for more than 1.5 miles, and were built in the 16th and 17th centuries. Our guide was the impish Gurudehal, a PhD in History of Northern India. He showed us the beautiful gardens, mosques, and palaces overlooking the river. Across the river was a complete view of the Taj Mahal. The Red Fort is largely intact, constructed of red sandstone, with delicate inlays of jasper and cornelian stones into the crystalline marble that the region is famous for.