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Wonderful India Travel Photos from Streets of Old Delhi

A produce vendor in Old Delhi taking in the sights...

A produce vendor in Old Delhi taking in the sights (wink, wink)…

Here’s a budget travel secret: One and a half blocks in Old Delhi, India can provide more delicious photography opportunities than miles and miles of another region of the world!

What a cute, colorful alley in Old Delhi!

What a cute, colorful alley in Old Delhi.

When we last left off, our teacher tour of India was in day two of our adventures. We had lapped up the sights at the largest Mosque in India, and gotten some fabulous stares, sights, and photo bombs from our first steps into historic Old Delhi.

The snarled tangle of electrical wires in Old Delhi astounds.

The snarled tangle of electrical wires in Old Delhi astounds.

This new article, here, shall cover a mere block and a half of Old Delhi as we finished up our foot tour, and headed into the main street to commence a bicycle rickshaw escapade! Take a moment to really look at these photos, as each one contains shocking and fascinating nuggets of humanity and architecture.

Posing by a store for fancy gold bangles.

Posing by a store for fancy gold bangles.

Flower necklace store!

Flower decoration store!

So many hanging things, some pretty and some... electrical wires.

So many hanging things in Old Delhi, some pretty and some… electrical wires.

The walls of India ooze layers of history.

The walls of India ooze layers of history.

One man carries a backpack, and another a giant white bale of goods.

One man carries a small backpack, and another a giant white bale of goods.

Even the ground in Old Delhi is colorful and ornate.

Even the ground in Old Delhi is colorful and ornate.

I love this Old Delhi scene. So much going on!

I love this Old Delhi scene. So much going on!

Do comment: What did YOU notice in the photos? What do they make YOU wonder? There are so many mysteries and delights for an outsider’s eyes in the color-singing streets of Old Delhi, India!

 

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Aggy

Sunday 5th of January 2014

Wow, amazing colours! I love how everything is so vibrant and colourful in India. Lovely pictures!

Eugene

Thursday 23rd of November 2017

I just was about to say same - those enhanced colours you've shared with us on these pictures fully describe India's spirit. The emotions there are brighter, food is more spicy and life is boiling in every corner!

Raza

Friday 24th of May 2013

your pictures fully reflect the character of this old city. these images have all the history, the neglect, the pain and a strangely improvised ways of muddling through. in case someone knows the history of this city, the irony these pictures reflect may be fully appreciated. to those who wish to do it, i recommend William Dalrymple's 'City of Djinns'. go thorough the book, explore the old Delhi and you would be lost in a strange ongoing drama history has played in this party of the world. to Lillie i would say that i was fasinated by her pictures and have selected a couple to be used as a reference in my next painting. i live in Delhi and intend to paint (in oil) a series of old Delhi.

Lillie

Saturday 25th of May 2013

Thanks for your great comment! Do post or send a photo of the painting when it's done!

Deb

Wednesday 17th of April 2013

You've done an amazing job capturing the colours of India. It's so vibrant. I feel like I've been transported back to Delhi. Cheers!

Lillie

Wednesday 17th of April 2013

Thanks so much, Deb!

The Time-Crunched Traveler (Ellen)

Sunday 10th of March 2013

Such beautiful colors! Great perspective.

John Walsen

Sunday 10th of March 2013

So many colors! Old Delhi isn't your average grey-colored city.

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