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Photos taken in Delhi during December 2006 and January 2007, much of them during Andreas and Niki's visit.
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Wed Jan 17 2007
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Andreas captures me taking a photo inside the tomb of Ali Isa Khan Niazi (26 KB)
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Lattice work inside Ali Isa Khan Niazi's tomb (53 KB)
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Inside Ali Isa Khan Niazi's tomb (52 KB)
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Andreas inside Ali Isa Khan Niazi's tomb (34 KB)
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Inside Ali Isa Khan Niazi's tomb (58 KB)
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Inside Ali Isa Khan Niazi's tomb (55 KB)
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Andreas at Ali Isa Khan Niazi's tomb (70 KB)
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The gateway to Humayun's tomb. The dome actually belongs to the main tomb in the next picture and is some distance behind this gateway. Clever reuse... (68 KB)
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Andreas, Niki and me in front of Humayun's tomb. Built from 1562--1570, this is the first example of the distinctive Mughal tomb architecture that culminated in the building of the Taj Mahal (See the Agra Gallery). (63 KB)
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A parakeet in Humayun's tomb. (67 KB)
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Marble Latticework in Humayun's Tomb (80 KB)
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A tombstone inside Humayun's tomb (68 KB)
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Niki at Humayun's tomb (60 KB)
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A Tombstone inside Humayun's tomb (54 KB)
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Light and shade inside Humayun's Tomb (44 KB)
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Latticework at Humayun's tomb (89 KB)
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The newly restored water channels at Humayun's tomb (71 KB)
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Humayun's Tomb (67 KB)
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Parakeets (71 KB)
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A Black Pariah Kite (109 KB)
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Cobras! (50 KB)
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Andreas can't resist the photo op. (72 KB)
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Red Fort in the mist (70 KB)
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Dog in Shahjahanabad (89 KB)
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Deep inside the bylanes of shahjahanabad lie the havelis of the Jain diamond merchants. (89 KB)
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Deep inside the bylanes of shahjahanabad lie the havelis of the Jain diamond merchants. (88 KB)
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Deep inside the bylanes of shahjahanabad (93 KB)
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Deep inside the bylanes of shahjahanabad (55 KB)
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Electric wiring, Old Delhi Style (81 KB)
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This courtyard near chandni chawk used to house St Stephen's college, before it moved to Kashmiri Gate and then to its current site in Delhi University (84 KB)
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A Jain temple in chandni chawk (87 KB)
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Shah Jahan's Jama Masjid, that overlooks the Red Fort (57 KB)
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Jama Masjid (62 KB)
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Pigeons at the Jama Masjid (38 KB)
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Jama Masjid (71 KB)
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View of the Red Fort from the Jama Masjid (56 KB)
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View of Shahjahanabad from Jama Masjid (106 KB)
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View of Delhi from Jama Masjid (76 KB)
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The Jama Masjid cat (53 KB)
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Little girl perched by the main dome at Jama Masjid (72 KB)
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Front entrance to the Jama Masjid. In the old days, this gate was meant for kings alone and everyone else had to enter through a side gate. (73 KB)
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A parakeet at the Qutb Minar (86 KB)
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Caligraphy at the Qutb Minar (101 KB)
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parakeets at the Qutb Minar (70 KB)
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Qutb Minar (39 KB)
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The Qutb complex contains the Quwwat-ul-Islam mosque and the Qutub Minar. Construction began in the 1100s under Qutubuddin Aibak, in a bit of a hurry, and made extensive use of pillars recycled from exisiting Hindu Temples (88 KB)
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A functioning mosque in the Qutb complex (72 KB)
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Niki learns puppetry (64 KB)
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Pottery at Dilli Haat (81 KB)
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Later Gandharva sculpture of the Buddha, photographed at the National Museum in Delhi. (39 KB)
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Early Gandharva Scuplture of the Buddha. For a couple of hundred years after the Buddha dies, no image of him existed and he was represented at Buddhist shrines as either a pair of footsteps or as a lotus. Then, the descedents of the remnants of Alexander the Great's army that stayed back in Afghanistan after he died converted to Buddhism around the third century BC. They needed an image to worship, and created one modelled on Apollo. This is one of the early Buddha sculptures, photographed at the National Museum in Delhi. (42 KB)
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A Moghul miniature painting dating to Akbar's time depicting the Nativity. Notice the Mongol looking Angels! Photographed at the National Museum in Delhi. (56 KB)
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Common Hoopoe (33 KB)
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Alyssum (96 KB)
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Safdarjung's Tomb, built in 1753, is almost a caricature of the grand Moghul tombs build during the reigns of Humayun to Shah Jahan. It was built during the period of decline of the Moghul Dynasty that began during the reign of Aurangzeb (48 KB)
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Safdarjung's Tomb (44 KB)
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Safdarjung's Tomb (52 KB)
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Safdarjung's Tomb (63 KB)
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Safdarjung's Tomb (70 KB)
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Parakeet at Safdarjung's Tomb (73 KB)
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Parakeet at Safdarjung's Tomb (47 KB)
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Street Cricket at Jamali Kamali, in Mehrauli (72 KB)
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Jamali Kamali Mosque in Mehrauli (82 KB)
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Street Cricket at Jamali Kamali (77 KB)
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Qutb-ud-din Aybak, the first Muslim ruler of Delhi, began construction of the Qutub Minar in 1193 as a victory tower. it was completed by his son Iltutmush. Qutb-ud-din was a slave bought from Turkey by Mohammad Ghauri who founded the first sultanate of Delhi after Ghauri's death. (37 KB)
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A pup at the tomb of Adham Khan, who was the son of one of Akbar's wet-nurses. (64 KB)
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Quli Khan's Tomb in Mehrauli (96 KB)
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Qutb Minar (37 KB)
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Rajon-ki-Baoli, Stepwells built by the Lodhi Dynasty in around 1530 (77 KB)
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Rajon-ki-Baoli, Stepwells built by the Lodhi Dynasty in around 1530 (71 KB)
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William Fraser Bungalow, now an administrative office for the Northern Railways. Ali Mardan Khan was Shah Jahan's senior general, and this Bungalow was constructed in 1803 on the ruins of his palace. (60 KB)
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William Fraser Bungalow, now an administrative office for the Northern Railways. Ali Mardan Khan was Shah Jahan's senior general, and this Bungalow was constructed in 1803 on the ruins of his palace. (57 KB)
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Brown headed Barbets in the Delhi Ridge (59 KB)
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Bara Gumbad mausoleum, built in 1494. Inside the Lodhi Gardens. (43 KB)
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Chipmunks (68 KB)
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Common Kingfisher, shot outside my parent's house (73 KB)
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The badge marks him as being employed by the "Government of India Department of Aviation Security". His job is revealed in the next photo... (36 KB)
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Langur monkey. The only think that the common Rhesus monkey is scared of. Rhesus monkeys have proliferated in Delhi over the past few years and are a big annoyance to government offices (where they enjoy tearing up official documents) and it seems the Delhi Airport, where this photo was taken. Langurwalas are employed to drive away the Rhesus monkeys. Guys like this are called on a cell phone, and the langur is brought to the trouble spot on a bicycle. (77 KB)
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The Flag Staff in the Northern Ridge, where during the 1857 revolt, a bunch of Britishers were holed up and eventually slaughtered (71 KB)
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Rhesus monkeys in the Northern Ridge (105 KB)
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Golden Backed Woodpecker in the Northern Ridge (Black-Rumped Flameback) (94 KB)
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St James Church near Kashmeri Gate, the first church built by the British in Delhi. The 3D cross in the foreground is a memorial to the Christians who died in the 1857 revolt. (48 KB)
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The main gate to the Red Fort. Aurangzeb built the ugly facade in the front that hides the actual gate. (56 KB)
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Entering the Red Fort (62 KB)
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Close up of stone carvings on the gates of the Red Fort (66 KB)
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The throne in Diwan-e-Aam, the hall of public audience, where Shah Jahan used to meet his subjects (61 KB)
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Diwan-e-khas, the hall of private audience, where Shah Jahan used to meet his courtiers (75 KB)
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Bahadur Shah's floating Palace"Zafar Mahal" in the Red Fort, dwarfed by the barracks the British built after knocking down the harems (66 KB)
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The royal baths (hammam) in the Red Fort (36 KB)
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Water channels in the red fort. Perfumed water used to flow through the palaces to cool the place down in summer (68 KB)
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Sun set at Diwan-e-khas (71 KB)
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Diwan-e-aam, the hall of public audience (40 KB)
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Entrance to the red fort (39 KB)
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Banana seller in Bulbulikhana, in Shahjahanabad, near Turkman Gate (94 KB)
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The forgotten grave of the first queen of Delhi, Razia Sultan, who was murdered in 1240. Hidden away in an open courtyard in Bulbulikhana, Shahjahanabad, near the Turkman Gate entrance. (67 KB)
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The forgotten grave of the first queen of Delhi, Razia Sultan, who was murdered in 1240. Hidden away in an open courtyard in Bulbulikhana, Shahjahanabad, near the Turkman Gate entrance. Someone seems to be tending to the plant at least... (78 KB)
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Entrance to the Fatehpuri Masjid, the main mosque on Chandni Chowk, at the opposite end to the Red Fort. (66 KB)
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The Ashokan pillar outside the Chandni Chowk public library (37 KB)
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Bada-Gumbad Mosque in Lodhi Gardens, built in 1494 by Sikandar Lodhi (70 KB)
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Bada-Gumbad Mosque in Lodhi Gardens, built in 1494 (75 KB)
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Sheesh Gumbad, Lodhi gardens (75 KB)
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Sheesh Gumbad, Lodhi gardens (61 KB)
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Houses in Balimaran, Shahjahanabad (63 KB)
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Houses in Balimaran, Shahjahanabad (47 KB)
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Mirza Ghalib's Haveli in Balimaran. They have tried to restore it, but half the haveli has long since been partitioned off and converted into shops (51 KB)
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The Holy Trinity Church behind Turkman Gate (67 KB)
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Inside the Holy Trinity Church behind Turkman Gate (57 KB)
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Inside the Holy Trinity Church behind Turkman Gate (32 KB)
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Entrance to the Anglo-Arabic School near Ajmeri Gate. Built by Ghaziuddin Khan in the 1700s, this is the oldest school in Delhi. Also known as Madrasa Ghaziuddin Khan. (75 KB)
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Anglo-Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate (74 KB)
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Anglo-Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate (45 KB)
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Ghaziuddin's tomb and mosque within the Anglo-Arabic School (67 KB)
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Details of Mosque, Anglo-Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate (97 KB)
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Details of Mosque, Anglo-Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate (97 KB)
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Anglo-Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate (85 KB)
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Anglo-Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate (64 KB)
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Anglo-Arabic School, Ajmeri Gate (77 KB)
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Hauz Khas (122 KB)
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Deer in Hauz Khas (94 KB)
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Lodhi Ruins in Hauz Khas (103 KB)
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The Madrassa in Hauz Khas, dating back to the 14th Century, and built by Feroze Shah Tughlaq (84 KB)
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The 14th century Madrassa in Hauz Khas. (99 KB)
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The memorial built by the British in the Northern Ridge after the 1857 incident. The white plaques carry the names of Britishers killed along with the number of natives killed by them... (109 KB)
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The Dargah of Nizamuddin Auliya. The site also houses the tomb of Aamir Khusrau, inventor of the Tabla and much else associated with modern indian culture. This Sufi shrine comes to life on Thursday evenings, with the singing of qawwalis. (75 KB)
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Qila-i-kuhna masjid in the Old Fort (Purana Qila) (74 KB)
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The lawns of Purana Qila (Old Fort) (81 KB)
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The tomb of Ghiyas-ud-din Tughlaq viewed from the Ruins of Tughlaqabad (69 KB)