I asked my soul, what is Delhi? She replied: The world is the body and Delhi its soul. Mirza Ghalib I am lost for words. My final Delhi Doors post.
Nearly at the end of my collection of 500 photos of Delhi doors. Only one more week to go before you see the last of them. Forty nine doors in a row – I am relentless.
I apologise in advance. Yesterday, I had to visit a backstreet camera repair shop in the Old City to get the sensor cleaned on my fixed lens Panasonic LX100. While waiting, I wandered around the eastern part of the walled city with my Canon 6D & 24-105 zoom lens. I have added most of these doors… Continue reading Thursday Doors
Some coloured doors from Old Delhi to begin with: Now some older doors.
Tucked away in the labyrinth of stalls of Old Lajpat Rai Market in Chandni Chowk is Manohar Dhaba. Umesh Ji, the owner, has the best street food I have eaten in Old Delhi. And I have eaten a lot of street food; I have had the intestinal infections to prove it. The house speciality is… Continue reading Japani Samosa Wale
Blue seems to be the favourite colour of doors in Old Delhi: Now for some Delhi doors with different colours: Now for a couple of temple doors.
I am gradually posting the remainder of my collection of Delhi Door Photographs before I end my mission here in June. Let us begin with a pinkie. Even though the door looks a wreck, it is still worth keeping secure with a couple of padlocks and a length of chain. Even if the guard appears… Continue reading Thursday Doors
This selection of doors features the surrounds, especially above the doors. All from Delhi, it goes without saying. The first door has a curious sedimentary rock surround, with faded garlands strung from a pole. The door is incidental, metal. Homage to the Nehru/Gandhi dynasty. There is even a painting of the Sikh guard who murdered… Continue reading Thursday Doors
In Chawri Bazar this afternoon I came across a food vendor with a queue of locals pestering him for attention. He was selling rabri faluda, a thick, creamy dessert with a basis of vermicelli made with corn starch (faluda seva). You need soaked sabja seeds (sweet basil), rose syrup, ice and cold milk. He added… Continue reading Rabri Faluda I’m in love
No excuses, just more Delhi doors, ancient and modern. Look out for the fancy slim pillars on door 1, Krishna and Radha above door 3, peacock fanlight on door 4, female statue on the right of door 5, Ganesha in the alcove of purple marble around door 6 and the silver Hammerite finish on door… Continue reading Thursday Doors