Priscilla Kibbee

I love to travel all over the globe shopping for textiles to add to my wearable art. I have taught quilting to school children in Nepal, seminole patchwork to seamstresses in Thailand, and jackets and embellishment to quilters in Turkey where I also served as a judge at 2 of their International Quilt Shows. I have created garments for 5 Fairfield and Bernina Fashion Shows and teach classes on embellishment and wearable art. Lately I have been leaning more toward making art quilts.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Trip to India & Nepal - Agra Part 5 - Taj and Red Fort

The Taj from across the river in the back. Still too misty for a great view.

A fancy horse and cart for visitors outside the Agra Red Fort.

The main entrance.

A monkey patiently waiting for a handout.

The assembly room inside the main courtyard.

The front gate.

A greeter by the front gate.

Agra Red Fort was designed and built by the great Mughal ruler, Akbar, in about 1565 A.D. It was initially built as a military establishment but later on his successors made many additions to the main structure.

The main courtyard.

Its no surprise that its a World Heritage Site.

The rest of the courtyards open to the public are accessed through a narrow staircase at the back.

This area is called Macchi Bhavan or fish palace and has a good view of the Taj.

An interesting door.

Shah Jahan (who built the Taj) was imprisoned by his son here at the end of his life and could sit in this area and view the Taj.

Another interesting door.

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