Room for one more?

This is our entry in The Daily Post Daily Prompt: Passenger.

This photo was taken in 2010 as we drove through India’s northwest to visit the cities of the Golden Triangle: Delhi, Agra and Jaipur.  Judging from the size of the young men on the back, this vehicle must be carrying 17 passengers. (There may be more unseen passengers up front with the driver.) Surely there is room for one more.

This photo was taken on November 14, 2010. Specs are: Canon PowerShot SD770 IS, ISO 80, f/2.8, 1/640 sec, 6.2 mm

 

Look Both Ways – Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 2, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – June 2, 2017.

In October 2014, we traveled from Delhi to Amritsar on the New Delhi – Amritsar Swarma Shatabdi Express. After breakfast, the train stopped at a station, possibly  Ludhiana Junction or Phagwara Junction, where a hundred or more people waited.  It was impossible to guess from which direction the next train would arrive, because people were looking in both directions, especially the two men standing on the track.

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Waiting for the Train

This photo was taken on October 24, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 160, f/2.0, 1/60 sec, 4.5 mm

Way to Tower – Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 26, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 26, 2017.

The Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India, is one of the largest mosques in India.  Built between 1644 and 1656, it has four towers and two minarets, but only one tower is open to the public to climb.  The sign below shows the way to the tower (but not to the ticket window): it is still not easy to find the entrance to the tower.  The steps inside the tower are steep and narrow, the top holds fewer than a dozen people, and the ledge inside for standing is quite narrow.  It would be easy to topple into the stairwell.  A metal grill (which presents challenges in photography) runs around the top.  However, the views are very good and worth the climb.  Do take a camera but not a large backpack; it will make the climb difficult.

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Way to Tower of Jama Masjid

This photo was taken on October 23, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/5.0, 1/160 sec, 10.29 mm

Jama Masjid from Above

This is our entry in The Girl That Dreams Awake’s 52 WEEKS PHOTO CHALLENGE: WEEK 35 – FROM ABOVE !!.

In November 2010, we visited the Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India, one of the largest mosques in India.  Built between 1644 and 1656, it has four towers, three domes, and two minarets, but only one tower is open to the public to climb.  We climbed that tower and took this photo of two domes from above.  One of the minarets can be seen on the far right.  The city sprawls beyond the mosque.

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Domes of Jama Masjid in Old Delhi, India

This photo was taken on November 22, 2010. Specs are:

Canon PowerShot SD 770 IS, ISO 80, f/9, 1/160 sec, 8.3 mm

Shop No. 783 – Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 21, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: May 21, 2017.

When we visited India in 2014, we went into Old Delhi one day to visit the 17th Century mosque Jama Masjid.  As we described in our post Lost on Firecracker Street – Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 12, 2017,  shopping in Old Delhi is organized by street.  In addition to walking around a few streets to see shops, we had ample opportunity to see many other shops while being driven slowly through the traffic-clogged Old Delhi.  The street in the picture below has any car or motorcycle part that you would ever need. The shop on the right gives its address as “Shop No. 783, MOTOR MARKET Near JAMA MASJID, DELHI.” The shop is in Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) and appears to have a guesthouse above it. We did not check it out on Trip Advisor.

Shop No. 783, MOTOR MARKET Near JAMA MASJID, DELHI
Shop No. 783, MOTOR MARKET Near JAMA MASJID, DELHI

This photo was taken on October 23, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/3.1, 1/160 sec, 8.41 mm