Trip to India


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December 17th 2008
Published: December 17th 2008
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Welcome to a little presentation of some of the pictures taken during our India trip. The photography was a collective project, and you can see shots taken by me, Hallie, Steve, and Shelly with both digital and 35mm cameras.


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The Rock GardenThe Rock Garden
The Rock Garden

The famous Rock Garden of Chandigarh was the inspired vision of a retired public works official, who saw a rubbish heap and imagined a fantasyland of sculptures, winding paths, and waterfalls.
Rock Garden Rock Garden
Rock Garden

One of the many fanciful figurines at the Chandigarh Rock Garden. This one is layered with broken bangle pieces.
Hallie, Max, and RanaHallie, Max, and Rana
Hallie, Max, and Rana

Hallie had heard stories about the fun we had with my cousin Rana ten years ago and was looking forward to meeting him. Unfortunately, he didn't have the time to give her a lesson in turban wear.
Family photoFamily photo
Family photo

Much of my family still lives in Punjab in the Chandigarh area. This is a group shot when many of us got together for dinner in my uncle's house.
Two-wheeled transport parked in Chandigarh Two-wheeled transport parked in Chandigarh
Two-wheeled transport parked in Chandigarh

I'm nostalgic for the scooters of Indian, partly because I almost killed myself on one ten years ago. These days, people prefer motorcycles.
Chandigarh eateryChandigarh eatery
Chandigarh eatery

You're never far away from a quick meal in India.
Truck in ChandigarhTruck in Chandigarh
Truck in Chandigarh

Every truck carries the same command emblazoned across the back: "BLOW HORN."
The Indian Coffee HouseThe Indian Coffee House
The Indian Coffee House

Unlike most north Indians, my uncle Nirmal favors coffee to tea, and he introduced us to this classic coffee house in Chandigarh run by a co-op.
Golden Temple at Amritsar Golden Temple at Amritsar
Golden Temple at Amritsar

The holiest place for the Sikh religion. It took a long, crazy car ride to get here, but it was so worth it.
Golden Temple at AmritsarGolden Temple at Amritsar
Golden Temple at Amritsar

More inspiring in color, but check out the guy going for a wade in the holy pool.
Spear bearer at the Golden TempleSpear bearer at the Golden Temple
Spear bearer at the Golden Temple

You don't want to mess with this guy.
Shelly and Steve at the Golden TempleShelly and Steve at the Golden Temple
Shelly and Steve at the Golden Temple

Proper headgear is required for all visitors. The ladies wore scarves, and we men tied handkerchiefs around our heads.
The Red Fort of Old Delhi The Red Fort of Old Delhi
The Red Fort of Old Delhi

Our first day in Delhi began with a visit to the Red Fort, the former seat of Mughal power. This building was the Hall of Public Audience where the emperor would hold court.
Red FortRed Fort
Red Fort

A look at one of the palaces of the fort.
Nirmal at the Red FortNirmal at the Red Fort
Nirmal at the Red Fort

My uncle Nirmal wanders about checking out the palaces of the fort.
Chandni ChowkChandni Chowk
Chandni Chowk

One of Old Delhi's busiest streets. Note the film poster.
Building in Old Delhi Building in Old Delhi
Building in Old Delhi

Much of the old city is worn around the edges, but you can still appreciate some of the architecture.
Snack shop in Old DelhiSnack shop in Old Delhi
Snack shop in Old Delhi

On a side street of the old city you can get just about any kind of savory snack you might like.
Old Delhi streetOld Delhi street
Old Delhi street

The old city is full of narrow, maze-like streets packed with people.
Old Delhi Old Delhi
Old Delhi

Old Delhi viewed from the steps of India's largest mosque.
Qutb MinarQutb Minar
Qutb Minar

Stray dogs can be found all over India. This fellow just happened to be wandering the grounds of the Delhi monument of Qutb Minar.


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