想問 有一課課文有關於泰姬瑪哈陵(Taj Mahal)
不知是否叫做 A Teardrop of Love
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Even those who have not been to the Taj Mahal are somewhat familiar with the story behind her. More than three hundred and fifty years ago, Mumtaz Mahal, the beloved wife of Shah Jadan, a Mughal emperor in India, passed away while giving birth. Such was Shah Jahan's love for Mumtaz Mahal that he determined to build an incomparable mausoleum for her. Twenty thousand workers were employed to work on this project. Building materials and treasures were brought in from all over India and other parts of the world. The construction lasted for twenty-two years before its completion. Soon after that, the emperor was usurped by his own son and imprisoned in the Agra Fort of the other bank of River Yamuna. From across the river, he gazed day and night at this masterpiece built for the love of his life. Rabindranath Tagore, calling the Taj Mahal “a teardrop of love,” once wrote in praise of her lasting beauty, “Empires collapsed into dust, centuries faded away in shadow, but that marble still sighed upon the sky.” Such is the beauty of the Taj Mahal that even a literary master like Salman Rushdie, after seeing her for himself, had to admit his incapability of describing her. He simply said, “The Taij Mahal is, beyond the power of words to say it, a lovely thing, perhaps the loveliest things.” Nearly all the great architectural structures in the world inspire awe with a certain masculine quality – if not aggressiveness, then arrogance or pomposity. The remarkable feminine beauty of the Taj Majal makes it one of the very few exceptions: the gentle yet rich and full contours – whilte, elegant, and tender. Perhaps no other building in the world is as famous and yet so accessible as Taj Mahal. There is no need to make an arduous journey to see her. With no mountains to scale and no rivers to get through, she blends right into her surroundings. Reflected in the water mirror that sits right in front of her, sunlight and clouds adore her countenance.
2011-05-13 21:04:47 補充：
Observed from the back of from the side, the Taj is just perfect. The magic lies in her white marble dome, which reflects the sunlight and the moonlight. Her color, as a result, changes at different times of the day. Bathed in the light of the setting sun, she carries a glimmer of gold. (countinue)
2011-05-13 21:05:04 補充：
Under the moonlight, the Taj Mahal shines brightly when the precious stones – in all colors – reflect the moonlight spilling upon the terrace. Yet, when the sun rises again next morning, a pink flush appears instead.
2011-05-13 21:05:13 補充：
Unfortunately, the façade of the Taj seems to receive little attention. Along the only path that leads to the Taj Mahal, garbage is piled up, people live in shabby tents, and naked children roam the streets. Lasting beauty, after all, is often accompanied by sorrow.
2011-05-13 21:06:25 補充：
希望對你有幫助! :)Source(s): 課本