National Geographic : 1928 Mar
360 THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE out and land, when in . the distant corner of the o field I noticed a couple of C mounted polo players can 5 tering around the corner. S3 I suddenly realized that I was about to descend in ". the middle of a polo match. jlY VWithout hesitating, I ' pushed my throttle wide or open, and before my wheels S could touch the ground my engine had opened out and the plane climbed away into the air over the far tree tops. I found the real air 1;,o drome near by and got Down easily. o .~ A GLIMPSE OF THE TAJ 2. MAHAL FROM TIHE AIR o On our journey across o- India we turned aside to ward Agra, so that we .. might have a glimpse of C that world-famous monu S ment, the Taj Mahal. We ""f circled around many times 4-at an elevation of a few z a hundred feet, admiring the 8 beauties of this marble tomb erected at the order t . of a Mogul emperor to the memory of his favorite o ~wife. Arthur Buller Elliot, ?z4 my engineer, did his best to take photographs, while . I maneuvered the machine in order that he might get • . the views at the best pos sible angles (see page 372). S Our original plan had been to fly to Karachi only, S but once in India we for got about home contracts ' and orders, and as gas and ' oil were available, we just flew on until at last we crossed the whole penin -5 sula and reached Calcutta (see page 372), where it S had been arranged that we should land on the Maidan, o the open park in the center of the town.