Sunday, August 18, 2013

A GLIMPSE OF MY CITY

I live in the capital city of India, Delhi, along with over 16 million humans and more than five thousand monkeys. Recently, Nancy came down from our former city to visit me. Lady took her to see a bit of the city. You can come along, too. 
 Nancy is standing in front of the Red Fort. It was closed due to preparations for India's Independence Day celebrations on Aug. 15. Because of terrorist threats, thousands of extra security police were brought in. Lady, Nancy and I stayed home.
 Since the fort was closed, Nancy and Lady hopped in a bicycle rickshaw and took a tour of Old Delhi.


 Don't complain about your electrical wiring!
 This is the largest mosque in India.
 Beautiful wooden doors can be found on this tiny street, with a thousand year-old Jain temple at the end.




 Many stalls were selling bracelets for Raaki (Brother's Day). Sisters give these to their brothers to protect them.


 This shop sells wedding saris.



 One of many shops on spice street.
Delivery "trucks."
 Another day, Lady took Nancy to an area called Haus Khas Village. It's full of boutiques and all kinds of restaurants. It overlooks an old reservoir surrounded by flora and fauna. Ruins of a mosque, a Shah's tomb, and other buildings border the shopping area.


 You have to wander up and down narrow alleys and look up to find the restaurants and shops.








 Bharat means India.
 The village is host to a variety of shops including antiques and curios.
 The lake is home to many of India's birds.

 Hoopoe.




 Squirrel! At least that's what we call them in India!


 Well of course there are lost of monkeys!


I hope you enjoyed my tour of just a part of my great city.

10 comments:

  1. you have many interesting sights in your city. Love the doors at the bottom and you are beautiful!

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  2. Marley and Lady..... That was WONDERFUL!! We really enjoyed the tour of your new city and bet that Nancy enjoyed it too. We always laugh when we see all the wires like that. (But are thankful that people have electric.) It is such a big culture change for those of us who have never been there. Some of those buildings are really cool. They are like a gazillion years old. We really enjoyed seeing that pretty Hoopoe bird. Mommy just looked it up and read all about it. She said that she'd love to shop in that antique store.

    We all hope that you're feeling good Marley. We sure have missed you and are glad to have you back in Blogville!

    Love,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  3. Great tour we really enjoyed it. Thank you. Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  4. Marley and Lady WE would like to THANK you fur taking us on this grand tour of your city.

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  5. Thanks for the tour!

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  6. A facinating city. We'd ALL love to wander down those narrow streets....us sniffing and HER looking. Not sure about the electrical wiring, though.

    Love those carved doors...just beautiful. That Hoopoe is just gorgeous (so is Nancy).

    Thanks for the tour.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  7. Thanks for the tour of your very interesting city! Those doors are a splash of beauty along the way. It's fun to see the culture in your part of the world. Hope you are feeling well and Lady is doing well also.

    Hugs and prayers,
    Anne

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  8. Thanks so much for linking up to the TNT hop so I could see your wonderful pictures. I enjoyed the tour very much!

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  9. Thanks for the tour of one's worth it to read metropolis! Individuals doors are a a little elegance as you go along. It is enjoyable to view your lifestyle inside your country. We imagine you feel properly along with Lady is doing well also.
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