The Taj Mahal in Tokyo

Photo of me at Burning Man

I was walking across the desert just after a massive sandstorm, and out of the dust emerged another photographer. His name was Luke Stephen Severn and he asked if he could take a photo, so while pulling up my brass goggles, he got this.

Going back to the Taj Mahal

I do look forward to going back to India, and I was wondering if there is a way to get in early to see the Taj Mahal. I know people get to do this from time to time, and I wondered what the process was. Any advice is welcome! 🙂

HDR Photo

Daily Photo – The Taj Mahal in Tokyo

I was taking some architecture photos in downtown Tokyo when this advertising-truck went by. I thought it was so strange/funny to have this scene rolling through the city.

It would be kind of awesome to find the opposite situation, but I think it is quite doubtful! 🙂

The Taj Mahal in Tokyo

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  • Casper van Zyl

    Hi Trey, they are open every day from 6am to 7 pm but not on fridays there is also night viewing at Taj Mahal from 8.30pm to 12.30am 2days before and 2 days after full moon.Now you can plan with full moon in mind. 250r entry by day and 750r by night and i have never been there. Hope you find this info a OK.

  • Casper van Zyl

    By the way I think this is the best picture of yourself I have seen,even my wife thought you looked very manly and i would agree on that.

  • susan ratcliff

    Great capture Trey! Love this photo of you – would be a great avatar!

  • Sweet image he captured. I agree – perfect avatar!

  • Michael Myerscough

    Hi Trey, as much as I don’t want to make this common knowledge, here goes. I’ve been travelling a while now and the Taj Mahal is held up as one of the most stressful events by some, especially photographers. I’m reliably informed that all you do is turn up an hour early and offer enough of a bribe and you’ll be let in. I don’t remember the figure but you get the gyst.

  • Trey Ratcliff

    Thanks for the feedback 🙂

  • Trey Ratcliff


  • MuzzTheCuzz

    Cool portrait – but it makes me think “Bear Grylls”. I hope you don’t share the same ideals, and I hope you had plenty of water.

  • Debashis Talukdar

    On a further note – after the events of the extremists’ attacks in Mumbai, security forces are very, very reluctant to bend any rules. I say this from personal experience (and I was an Indian citizen at the time of my last visit there in January 2011). While tensions may have died down now, the local police and armed security guards take no chances. I had attempted to walk into the gated section at the base of the Taj on the banks of the Yamuna, and a guard start whistling at me like there was no tomorrow.

    Also – remember that the Taj is closed on a Friday for Juma Prayers at the local mosque within the grounds.

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