Our first view of the Taj was in the late afternoon from across the river as the sun was setting. That was unforgettable. Then the next morning we visited the site itself and all the cliches came to mind - awesome (in its literal meaning), beautiful, peaceful (even with hundreds of vistors around). And yet one thing I hadn't thought about was the craftsmanship when you get close up to it. We normally just see the Taj from a distance so it was a great shock to see the stunning workmanship of thousands of people from hundreds of years ago. A life's ambition realised and memories which will stay with me for the rest of my life.