The Mughal Garden fountains and surrounding brick work, inspired by the great Mughal gardens of India and Pakistan.    Photo Credit: (c) 2005 David Franzen, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

The Mughal Garden fountains and surrounding brick work, inspired by the great Mughal gardens of India and Pakistan. Photo Credit: (c) 2005 David Franzen, The Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India

The Taj Mahal, Agra, India. Visited here when I was a child and we travelled to India for 3 months.

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Babur Entertained by Badi uz-Zaman-Mirza in the Jahan Ara Garden in Herat (lower) Miniatures from the Babur-nama manuscript. India. Mogul style. Late 16th century The Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

Char Bagh (Quadrant Garden) at the Taj Mahal. 1750. drawing Mughal India

Char Bagh (Quadrant Garden) at the Taj Mahal. 1750. drawing Mughal India


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Char Bagh (Quadrant Garden) at the Taj Mahal. 1750. drawing Mughal India

Char Bagh (Quadrant Garden) at the Taj Mahal. 1750. drawing Mughal India

Plan of a Paradise Garden

Plan of a Paradise Garden

Survey plan of Taj Mahal by Col Hodgson, 1825. Note the platform on the north side running from N/W to N/E tower and steps at two places from this platform to go to the river: a sure sign of planning for residential activity, not what you would need for a vacant mausoleum.

Survey plan of Taj Mahal by Col Hodgson, 1825. Note the platform on the north side running from N/W to N/E tower and steps at two places from this platform to go to the river: a sure sign of planning for residential activity, not what you would need for a vacant mausoleum.

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