In 2011, I went on an amazing trip, from Delhi to Katmandu. I just want to use this Post to share with you some of the photographs I took on the way. Both were amazing countries and India was particularly vibrant and exciting. Some of the photos were taken through vehicle windows, so i apologise for the poor quality.
I don’t propose to write very much, I am supposed to be reviewing my second draft of Devils with Wings: Frozen Sun, and starting on my new ‘Cold War’ series. So please just enjoy the pictures.
And, the first thing we saw was the ubiquitous Snake Charmer
With Cobra, he repeatedly tapped on the head to make it angry…..
Our first journey was by coach, and, as you can see, they all used ‘clean fuel’ in India….
Once off the coach we travelled around Delhi by Rickshaw. A experience in itself.
The Health and Safety Executive would have had kittens seeing this lot above their heads.
A bit of a traffic jam.
I found the locals to be welcoming and friendly.
…and well dressed.
On Day 2, we headed off on the train to see the Taj Mahal. This what welcomed us at the station.
The train journey itself was an eye opener
All along the side of the railway were dwellings like these.
This one looks like a shop.
But, they have satellite TV.
Probably off to get water, it was about 0800 in the morning.
We were looking at this from the comfort of a train….
…being served Tea and Curry. Yes Curry for breakfast. It was all very Colonial.
I wasn’t sure about these. Did they live on the railway line? Or rail workers living on the job.
Arrive at the other end, Tuk, Tuks await us.
The approach to the Taj Mahal
The first glimpse.
My photography doesn’t do it justice.
The traditional dress was amazing.
You have to stand in front of it to truly appreciate its beauty.
Everyone person met, was friendly and approachable.
These guys insisted on having a photo taken with us as well.
No words needed.
I’m the one with the hat and the plastic bags on my feet…
View of the River Yamuna from the Taj Mahal
Another shot of the Yamuna.
I was weary at the end of the day as well.
I hope you managed to stay awake, if so there will be a part 2 next week.
Photographs copyrighted to Harvey Black.