Thursday, April 8, 2010

Incredible India 2010 - Day2 Delhi tour

On day 2 of our incredible India tour, we did some sightseeing around Old and New Delhi. We initially headed South and stopped at the Baha'i House of worship. 
The building, also known as the Lotus temple was designed by Iranian architect Fariborz Sahba and was completed in 1986. It has won multiple architectural awards and is worth a visit if you're in the Delhi. 
From new to old we stopped at the Qutb Minar. The tallest (73m) brick minaret in the world. We spend quite some time at the monument built in 1386 and photographed three colorful young Indian girls. 
The youngest one was initially a bit shy but eventually wanted to have her photo made too... We bought them a drink on exiting which they gladly accepted.

One of my favorite images of day 2 is the image above. I like the way the image tells the  story. Muslim man in India (if I'm not wrong, Hindi text on the left, ...) reading the Arabic text.
Next was the Jama Masjid, the largest and most known mosque in India which was completed in 1656. Temperatures approaching 40C, made the mosque a popular place to cool down. 
The guardian of our shoes gladly accepted to make his photograph in front of the main entrance door. 

Before heading back to the hotel, we visited Raj Ghat, the place where Mahatma Ghandi was cremated in 1948, the Red Fort and the India Gate. Images of these places can be found here.

On the next post you will join us on our way to Agra, the city of the Taj Mahal...

Till then,
Happy shooting,
BJORN 

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