Thursday, August 8, 2013

Delhi, India

Hi, This will be the last post from our visit to India.  We spent the final morning of our tour traveling from Agra to Delhi.  There was a huge street fair going on in Old Delhi which our bus driver skillfully navigated.  The crowds were immense and there must of been hundreds, if not thousands, of vendors.

Selling food outdoors seems to be a common practice in Asia as we have seen it in a number of places.

This enterprising food seller worked the cars and TukTuks stalled in traffic.

The handling of food is not exactly sanitary as this and some prior photos illustrate.

Our first stop in Old Delhi was an outdoor Mosque.

Before praying Muslims wash.

Outside the Mosques Ruthe found public bathing.

The distribution of electricity is jury rigged, to say the least.

These are the wares of one book and magazine seller.  It was just outside the restaurant where we had lunch.  Our bus is at top left.

After lunch we visited the ruin of a Mosque.  This is the tallest Minaret in the world.

There were plans to build an even taller Minaret but it was never completed.  The ruin of this structure rises behind the orange flowers.

Our final stop of the tour was Emperor Humayan's tomb.  It was built before the Taj Mahal and probably served as its inspiration.  Humayan was the father of the emperor who built the Taj Mahal.

I included the photo below to show that Indian teenagers are no different that our own here in the US.  Note the young girl in yellow either texting or listening to music on an MP3 player.

On the same grounds is the tomb a noble named Isa Kahn.  This predates Humayun's tomb by about 20 years.

Our visit to India was wonderful and we hope we have the opportunity to return.  I hope you enjoyed the photos.

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