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 editing my third novel, Devils with Wings: Frozen Sun, and starting on my new ‘Cold War’ series. So please just enjoy the pictures.
Delhi to Katmandu, Part 2.
The journey continues…
It was difficult to imagine the sites getting any better after a fabulous visit to the Taj Mahal in Agra, but the adventure continued to capture my imagination.
Cows were a regular feature – Agra, October 2010
Some photos were taken through a coach or train (or aeroplane) window, so I apologise for the quality in advance.
My first visit was to the Agra Marble Emporium. This long established art form of marble inlay was brought to India in the 17th century by the Mughals.
Craftsman at work, Agra marble Emporium – 2010
Beautiful piece of work…
…this was part of a marble table top.
My next visit took me to the Agra Fort, or the Red Fort. Agra played an important role at the center of the Mughal Empire.
Agra Fort, more of a walled city. – Agra, October 2010
Agra Fort. Originally a brick fort held by the Hindu Sikarwar Rajputs. First mentioned in 1080 AD. Photo 2010
The Red Fort, a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Agra – 2010
Even got to see Ghandi – Agra Fort, 2010
The walls, and the architecture, were impressive – Agra Fort
The Fort was clearly visited by local and distant schools – Agra Fort, 2010
It was an Architect’s dream – Agra Fort, 2010
More gorgeous outfits.
The view towards the Taj Mahal from the Red Fort – 2010
View from the upper levels.
These were regular guests
Seemed quite relaxed around us, but I kept a close watch on my hat.
The marble inlay was beautiful.
No words needed…
Hair colour that matches your shirt…
It was a huge site, close to a full days visit.
Agra Fort – October 2010
My next journey was southeast to the ancient town of Orchha, continuing by train.
Agra railway station – 2010
Off on a journey, leaving with a friendly smile – Agra Station 2010
I hope you managed to stay awake, if so there will be a part 3 next week.
Photographs copyrighted to Harvey Black.
What beautiful craftsmanship in the marble work!
For the marble inlay, they cut and shape them by hand, then apply them by hand. Amazing to watch. And the buildings! You could spend a year visiting them all and not get bored. Lots more to come.