Twilight of the Taj Mahal...

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An interesting item about the construction and conservation needs of the Taj Mahal:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources...ght_of_the_taj

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Quite a depressing read.

I recently spoke to a friend of mine who works in the travel industry, and she said that the pollution is reaching epic levels in the popular tourist places.

With climate change escalating, is there any real hope?

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One hears a lot about conservation and cleaning up of rivers, etc, in India, but as with most orders that issue from the top politicians, or the courts, by the time the order gets to those responsible for doing the work, the money or desire has vanished.

Much of what happens in India seems to be seen as "the will of god", even by ministers, so...

There is something to be said for not "restoring" some items, but to make efforts to arrest further deterioration.

Education, education, education, of a scientific nature, is the only hope for us all...

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I tried to read the BBC thing, but I couldn't. I can't stand this pseudo-parallax motion-sickness-inducing, pages sliding all over, just-plain-horrible web presentation that the BBC currently thinks is trendy for many of its "features."





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Web 3.0 Nick. Better get used to it. 

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Web 1.0 was websites.

Web 2.0 was websites fed by user content (like this one, I suppose!)

Web 3.0... back to Web 1.0 produced by yet another new generation that has all the toys but doesn't actually have a clue about graphic design? They'll grow up and get over it!

It's like the massive success of 3D TV... among the few that do not get headaches from it. Or the fact that the psychedelic typography of the 1960s did not last long past 1972. Because it may look great but it was unreadable.

I'm confident that the Taj Mahal will outlive this particular fad. Hmm....
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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post An interesting item about the construction and conservation needs of the Taj Mahal:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources...ght_of_the_taj

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so very, very sad.
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Democracy, monuments, civility. All either dead or dying. 

Stock up on canned goods and bottled water, is my advice. 

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With climate change escalating, is there any real hope?
Only if you drink GOP coolaid or watch sop from feel good Hollywood movies !
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Notice what happened in France..

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