I have heard a lot about Old Delhi – and I finally got to go. It is not the place you want to venture out on your own for your very first visit. I never, ever felt in danger – in fact I got some of the most beautiful smiles I have seen since I have been here – but it is narrow and dusty and fast moving. It is not laid out neatly – you can easily get turned around. So, it’s just better not to go at it alone the first time. It was a super quick trip and I plan to go again – and soon. But for now, here is a little taste of what I saw.
We rode the Delhi metro – it was loverly. Really clean and very easy to navigate. This is the way to go!
There were lots of vendors selling food. It is beautiful but, no, I did not eat any of it.
I loved this water pump – it seemed so out of place and so in place all at the same time. This man is washing off his broom.
You could buy veggies. Very fresh veggies.
And tassles. Yummy tassles.
And you can see people working really hard.
And animals working really hard.
And more wires than you could ever count – in the land of technical assistance call centers – this irony is not lost.
This guy was a great big smile just waiting to happen.
A great big smile.
The streets are narrow and crowded – but it is a fascinating place.
I was offered medical books here. Too bad I don’t need medical books. There was quite a selection.
And you know I loved the kick arse doors in this place. They rock!
This visit was too short. I plan to go back and see the wedding district, the spice market, and the nut market. Plus whatever else the day has to offer.