Sunday, August 18, 2013


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.


 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.