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Old May 11th, 2012, 11:22 PM   #1
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Shah Mosque vs. Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal: http://archnet.org/library/sites/one...p?site_id=2136
Shah Mosque: http://archnet.org/library/sites/one...p?site_id=2306

Taj Mahal, Date: 1632-1648
Shah Mosque, Date: 1611-1638

Taj Mahal, height of Pishtaq: 32.6 meters
Shah Mosque, height of Pishtaq: 48 meters

Taj Mahal, height of Dome: 25.6 meters
Shah Mosque, height of Dome: 52 meters

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Old May 13th, 2012, 09:41 AM   #2
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Taj Mahal at night:



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Old May 13th, 2012, 09:42 AM   #3
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Models of these two great buildings in Tobu World Square, a theme park in Japan: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tobu_World_Square

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Interior dome of Taj Mahal:



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Old May 14th, 2012, 07:57 PM   #5
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Minaret of Taj Mahal:



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A mixture of Taj Mahal and Shah Mosque: http://www.etereaestudios.com/docs_h...ills_index.htm





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Taj Mahal Inside:



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Taj Mahal has a sense of symmetry + its style is more minimalist. I really adore that.
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Old May 15th, 2012, 10:06 AM   #9
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Taj Mahal has a sense of symmetry + its style is more minimalist. I really adore that.
Buildings like Taj Mahal are called "Kushk" in Persian, the English word "kiosk" has the same origin, Kushk is in fact a great lone building in the middle of a garden which can be accessed from all sides, of course the most important thing about these buildings is symmetry but almost their whole beauty can be seen at the first glance, hijab in the Islamic culture is not just about women, Shah mosque is a beautiful women with hijab.

Please look at this thread: Corridors -> http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?p=90149742
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symmetry of the Taj is unmatched!

The Badshahi mosque (Lahore) would be better compared with the Shah Mosque (Isfahan).
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symmetry of the Taj is unmatched!

The Badshahi mosque (Lahore) would be better compared with the Shah Mosque (Isfahan).
The Badshahi mosque can not be compared to the Shah Mosque, that is just large, the central dome of Badshahi mosque is just 15 meters high, like a simple mosque.
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From a distance, I like Taj Mahal more. From the closeup pics, Shah Mosque. But again, if I am not mistaken, Shah Mosque has tile-work compared to the marble carving of Taj Mahal.
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You are right but the lower part of Shah Mosque is also built entirely of marble but beige marble.





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Taj Mahal has a sense of symmetry + its style is more minimalist. I really adore that.
Symmetry + the building being the centerpiece "jewel" rather than a utilitarian collection of rooms is the "Indian" contribution to the architecture of the Taj.

This is because in India, masonry ("pucca") buildings were not a necessity for survival. They were built only for the sake of ornamentation.

Persian elements styles, with a very Indian approach.
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Taj Mahal is quite simply the most beautiful building in the World, its just sublime.
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Taj Mahal is quite simply the most beautiful building in the World, its just sublime.
A Persian style building in India can be really beautiful, there are several ones of them in Iran, white marble is a beautiful stone but there are some shining stones which are more beautiful than it, for example look at this one which seems to be both blue and green:

Jamkaran Mosque:

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Taj Mahal, Entrance Pishtaq:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackie_...n/photostream/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/jo_beth...n/photostream/

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodinwu...n/photostream/

Shah Mosque, Entrance Pishtaq:

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http://www.flickr.com/photos/adavey/...n/photostream/

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It is intereting to mention that the tile work of Shah mosque took 18 years to complete, as you read here, Tile mosaics are made of many pieces of monochrome coloured tile which are joined together to form a picture.

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Taj Mahal Main Entrance:

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Shah Mosque Main Entrance:

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