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Road to Rajasthan

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Alf, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    651
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Back, after Dinner, some pics in.

    End of a warm September in Rome, the day before.

    EPL15586.jpg di alfrjw, su Flickr

    In a moment, we wake up in Delhi and head to the Qutb Minar, where the schools were, and steel column of Ashoka.

    Qutb minar di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Not alone, as you might remember:
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    Qutb minar di alfrjw, su Flickr

    And some are better organized for the visit
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    Qutb minar di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Then on to the old Delhi, and the Jamaa Masjid
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    Chandni Chowk di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Days after, we are in Vrindavan and return from the ghat, while they return home from school
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    Vrindavan di alfrjw, su Flickr

    Reaching Agra, at the Akbar Mausoleum, a piece of his old home
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    Akbar Mausoleum di alfrjw, su Flickr

    The Red Fort is the picture place for everyone in Agra, the Taj Mahal behind them
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    Red Fort di alfrjw, su Flickr

    On the way to the west, we stop in Balaji for a cup of tea and a visit to the shrine
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    Balaji di alfrjw, su Flickr

    A million people in the street for a special day
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    Balaji di alfrjw, su Flickr
    Oh, and the mandatory Taj!
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    Taj Mahal di alfrjw, su Flickr

    More to come
     
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  2. pdh

    pdh SC Legend

    Jan 2, 2011
    great colour Alf - and Rome looks nearly as exotic as Rajasathan!
     
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  3. AzPete

    AzPete SC Veteran

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    Dec 24, 2010
    Thanks for the trip, loved them all.
     
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  4. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    It's so good to see you and some of your wonderful trip, Alf! Fantastic colors so rich!

    Love the one of the two little school girls in Vrindavan returning home from school.:biggrin:
     
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  5. Luckypenguin

    Luckypenguin SC Hall of Famer

    Dec 24, 2010
    Brisbane, Australia
    Nic
    Very jealous Alf. India is such an overwhelming place; totally mad (in a good way) but still mostly endearing. Those glass soft drink bottles were a bit of a worry though. Who knows how many times they'll be re-filled and re-used...
     
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  6. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

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    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    Hey Alf! Looks like you are having a great time. Enjoy the colours and liveliness there, but don't drink the contaminated water, OK?
     
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  7. Alf

    Alf SC Top Veteran

    651
    Oct 11, 2010
    Northeastern Tuscany
    Just chai, whenever, wherever. Safe, and delicious - never had a problem in India.
     
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  8. avidone

    avidone SC Regular

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    Oct 12, 2011
    Rome, Italy
    wish I could say I never had a problem in India, but I was there long enough on business that I did manage to get sick a few times anyway... loved it anyway... and great to see pics from there-- also nice to see YOU in a picture which we hardly ever do and I LOVE the pic of the guys in Rome-- I don't know if they look familiar because I have actually seen them around and about or because they are just so... Roman
     
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