Bernier, François, Travels in the Mogul Empire A.D. 1656-1668

(Westminster, Eng. :  Constable,  1891.)



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lower surface you  observe  several garden walks  covered
with trees and many parterres full of flowers.

When at the end of the principal walk or terrace, be¬
sides  the dome that faces you, are discovered two large


Fig. II.—The^Empress Taj Mahal.

pavilions, one to the right, another to the left, both built
with the same kind of stone, consequently of the same red
colour as the first pavilion. These are spacious square
edifices, the parts of which are raised over each other in
the form  of balconies  and   terraces;   three  arches leave
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