Travel & Vacation Images
India - March 2007
Old Delhi

India 2007 Delhi Miscellaneous
Delhi, the greater metropolitan area, is divided into a number of individual municipalities.  New Delhi, the better known, was created by the British and is the center for government and more modern mercantile activities.  Old Delhi is much older, and today has a large Muslim sector (India has the world's second largest Muslim population).

We visited Old Delhi twice, first before meeting up with our tour group, and again with the group on Day 4.  The first visit was in the care of a guide and driver kindly provided by the Indian magnate, Vinay Rai (that's another story, but Thanks! Vinay), and began just before sunrise in a large Muslim-dominated wholesale green market.  Markets are such a rich environment, photographically.  Within an hour of these photographs, the market would evaporate until the following morning.

When photographing on my own, I carry the Canon 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 DO IS lens.  For wider angle work, I bring the 28-70mm f/2.8 "L" and the 17-35mm f/2.8 "L" lenses.  The 70-300mm lens is relatively compact and coated black, so it is less obtrusive than the 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 "L" IS lens, which has superior optics.

From the market we proceeded to the Old Delhi streets, which resulted in a number of candid photographs denoted below.  The photographs of schoolchildren (Old Delhi Street 8-11) are a special subset.  Based on several indicia, these are middle-class Hindu children on their way to school, as opposed to the working class people that dominate the remainder of these photos.

Finally, we visited Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, twice, the second time with the group.  Photographs from both visits are shown below.

Old Delhi Market 1

Old Delhi Market 2

Old Delhi Market 3

Old Delhi Market 4

Old Delhi Market 5

Old Delhi Market 6

Old Delhi Market 7

Old Delhi Market 8

Old Delhi Market 9

Old Delhi Market 10

Old Delhi Market 11

Old Delhi Street 1

Old Delhi Street 2

Old Delhi Street 3

Old Delhi Street 4

Old Delhi Street 5

Old Delhi Street 6

Old Delhi Street 7

Old Delhi Street 8

Old Delhi Street 9

Old Delhi Street 10

Old Delhi Street 11

Old Delhi Street 12

Old Delhi Street 13

Old Delhi Street 14

Old Delhi Street 15

Jama Masjid 1

Souls in Flight
(Jama Masjid 2)

Jama Masjid 3

Jama Masjid 4

Jama Masjid 5


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