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Photo Friday: Family Portrait at the Taj Mahal

May 20, 2011

A family portrait at the Taj Mahal in Agra, India

In India, sometimes local tourists get so excited to see foreigners that they forget what they’ve come to see.

I met this family at the Taj Mahal in Agra. Because I’m a superstar, the father asked if they could take a photo with me. Once that was out of the way, I snapped a shot of them.

I love the way he flung his arms proudly around his wife and son and pulled them close. Usually when I took pictures of families they would stand together but separately, and quite seriously – this was definitely a rarity!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Giulia May 20, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Also in Egypt it happens all the time that Egyptians want to take pictures with you. If you go to the Pyramids or the Citadel for instance, groups of scholars will ask you for dozens of pictures! Funny and colorful experience:)
    Nice family here:) Wish I will see the Taj Mahal soon too!

    • Reply MeganRTW May 20, 2011 at 5:48 pm

      Hey Giulia! It didn’t happen to me at the pyramids! I think the locals were more amused and excited by a few Japanese girls who were doing the cutest yet crazy poses…they were also wearing kimonos!

      I hope you get to see the Taj Mahal soon – it’s as magical as you’d expect.

  • Reply Leanne May 22, 2011 at 2:37 am

    Aw, that’s really nice 🙂

    • Reply MeganRTW May 22, 2011 at 11:34 am

      Hi Leanne! It’s very sweet isn’t it? They were actually one of the only groups I let take my photo – most of the rest were young boys with their cameraphones and were driving me crazy!

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