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Prickly………..

May 5, 2009

There is a Cactus park in Delhi – maybe it’s Cacti park – whichever – there’s a park with prickly plants in it. Flower’s class recently went there for a field trip and I got to tag along. It is a pretty cool place. I clearly don’t remember the exact name of it – maybe someone who reads along will remember. I know you are probably thinking, “didn’t you get  a hand out or something?” The answer would be yes – and I lost it. So, no help there. Apparently I walked away with the handout from the teacher too that I wasn’t supposed to keep – lost that one too. So, nope, I won’t be able to identify any of the specimens for you. Sorry.

Yes, I am sure to be fired soon.

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If the students don’t listen to the teacher – they have to sit here.

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Now that is a pathway Peter Pan would have loved.

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This was a lovely Buddhist thing – I am honestly not sure if it is a temple or a shrine or just a statue. But whatever it is, here it is. Tres cool.

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And another very fun bridge. Did you notice that neither bridge has water running under it – do you notice a theme here? Does anyone know why it doesn’t just go straight across? I am guessing just because – but if there is a more scientific explanation, I am all ears.

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8 Comments leave one →
  1. May 6, 2009 11:58 pm

    scribina – thank you – i will look for that – I do love me some trees

    Deewane – i have no idea how they pick those possible matches – clearly sometimes they do not do a great job of matching up keywords. 😎

    Naomi – are you calling me a hawt mom? hee hee

    Badass – you might not want to go there 😎

    Bindu – it was actually quite pretty – dry but pretty

    Jasmeet – I think that’s it- thanks – maybe not knowing the name is why I didn’t know it was a park dedicated to Buddha. Good one on the bridge.

    Lola – I do not have a green thumb so I don’t even bother – but it’s nice that someone else takes the time and I can just go and enjoy!

  2. May 6, 2009 11:27 pm

    Cacti are supposed to be so easy to grow. Yeah, not so. I’ve killed plenty.

  3. Jasmeet permalink
    May 6, 2009 6:38 pm

    If all the pictures are from the same part, the park is the Buddha Jayanti Park (going straight from the American Embassy after the Red light and then a right turn?) It’s neither a shire or a temple, just Buddha’s idol, since the park in his commemoration.
    We Delhiites don’t have water to drink lol, do YOU notice a theme THERE??? 😛
    And here’s the history of the second bridge: on one side lived the Mughal rulers on the other Hindu rulers. Both were adamant that the bridge would be a continuation of their respective pathways… both built half the bridge from their sides and realised it wasn’t going anyway since neither was budging, so when the Brits came, they saw it and thought since both has built half on their sides why not just put another slab and ‘bridge the bridges’? And there you go, you have complete bridge…

    Nahhhh! Just kidding!! 😀

  4. bindu permalink
    May 6, 2009 10:13 am

    Dreary looking I must say! It sure represents thorny life…

  5. May 6, 2009 8:48 am

    If there is ever a place to walk carefully, it would be there.

  6. May 6, 2009 5:25 am

    Personally, I liked the “Haute Mommy of the week” (automatically generated related posts).

    Back to your post though … I can’t wait to see all of this stuff! Although I have lived in Cleveland for four years and have never been to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, so ….

  7. deewane permalink
    May 6, 2009 2:03 am

    Came by for my Daily Delhi Dose (DDD!) and right below your post where there are “automatically generated possibly related posts” one of the link is “Chingy dating a transsexual?”. Had me in splits :P:P:P (umm..yeah this is a pretty useless comment otherwise :D)

  8. scribina permalink
    May 6, 2009 1:32 am

    back again.. since i realise that u like trees.. i would definitely 10000 percent recommend you buying this book

    Trees of Delhi – Pradeep Kishen
    http://www.amazon.com/Trees-Delhi-Field-Pradip-Krishen/dp/0144000709

    It is extremely well laid out, with lovely photographs and also recommends several walks to see the rare trees in Delhi.

    You should be able to buy it any bookshop here.

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