There are two parts of Delhi: Old Delhi and New Delhi.
Old Delhi is the original Delhi which is older, simpler and dated.
This is where the everyday people live and work.
(All these pictures were taken while sitting in the front seat of our moving van.)
|Cycle rickshaws and autos are rampant in Old Delhi while they are not allowed in New Delhi.|
|The yellow and green autos share the road with the cycle rickshaws and other cars and vans on the streets of Old Delhi.|
|An auto driver takes a break between passengers.|
|At first glance, this looks like a cycle rickshaw covered with a blanket but at a closer glance, we realized that this was actually a rickshaw rider's bed. |
He slept here last night and probably every night.
|I just love this picture with the sage green wall and the yellow top of the rickshaw and the road dividers.|
|Small businesses in action: carts piled high with sweaters and other clothing ready to make their first sale of the day.|
A sea of people, cars, cycle rickshaw, motor cycles swarm the streets of old Delhi.
It was a cool morning with temperatures in the high 60's.
|This man with all these bags is a traveling salesman of sorts. |
He is carrying all his wares in his bags and sets up shop in different parts of the city.
New Delhi is the newer part of Delhi.
Being that New Delhi is the capital of India, all the government offices, historical landmarks, military headquarters and residences of officials are located around the city.
|This road is named after Mahatma Gandhi.|
|India Gate in Delhi.|
Mumbai has "The Gateway of India."
|Another landmark that we drove by. Again, don't remember the name.|
Do notice the line of cars neatly parked. This is very different that Old Delhi with its swarm of people, rickshaws etc.
|The buildings in the back are government offices and the men sitting on the grass are the government employees who are on their lunch break.|
|I just love this picture. |
Not bad considering its taken sitting in the front seat next to the driver and looking through the windshield.
Notice the steering wheel in the right corner of the picture.
|Another official building . |
Notice the architecture with the domes around the building reflecting the Moghal emperors who ruled this part of India back in the day.
|Neatly manicured lawns and clipped hedges surround the various official buildings.|
|Just a pretty picture of a New Delhi street with the morning fog before it lifted.|
|I wish we had time to ride this bus. |
This bus service was cool to see since all the major cities around the world have a bus tour service available to tourists.
This is an efficient and economical way to see the sights in a limited time frame.
|Historically significant monuments share prime real estate with modern dwellings.|
|The Red Fort is one of the most famous sites in Delhi.|
|Here he literally chases down these men going to work on their cycles, hoping for some spare change.|
Like any other major city, Delhi has it's fancy modern shopping malls, movie theaters, high rises, country clubs, five star hotels, fancy restaurants, sports stadiums and market places.
We were not able to visit any of them and nor did we mind since we've seen plenty of those back in the States and even in Mumbai.
Next up, Jama Masjid!
Love and Light,
From one sufi to another,