View from a Tower of Jama Masjid — Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Through a Window

This is our entry in Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Through a Window.

In October 2014, 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 through a window.   The city sprawls beyond the mosque.

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

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/1000 sec, 5.5 mm.

Candescent Coals Cook Chapati

This is our entry in Lost in Translation’s THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: PICK A WORD IN JANUARY – Y3.

A common street foods in Old Delhi, India, is tandoori roti (also called chapati).  The roti in the photo below is being cooked on the side of the tandoor by the heat of the candescent coals at the bottom.

This photo was taken on October 22, 2014, with an Olympus TG-3 camera.

Wired in Chawri Bazar

This is our entry in Dutch goes the Photo!’s Tuesday Photo Challenge – Street.

In October 2014, we were guided by Anju on her Old Delhi Bazaar Walk & Haveli Visit in Old Delhi, India. This tour required some climbing to rooftops, where we absorbed the sights, sounds, and smells of everyday life in Old Delhi. Based on the signs on the other side of the street, this is the 3700 block of Chawri Bazar.  We also got a close-up look at the electric wiring, which seems as chaotic as the life in the street below.

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Wired in Chawri Bazar

This photo was taken on October 22, 2014. Specs are:

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/320 sec, 5.5 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

Lost on Firecracker Street – Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 12, 2017

This is our entry in Cee’s Which Way Photo Challenge – May 12, 2017.

In 2014, we spent five weeks in India, arranging our tour around the Pushkar Camel Fair. We began in Delhi, and the city was gearing up for Diwali. On the day we went into Old Delhi to visit the 17th Century mosque Jama Masjid, our guide also walked us in the nearby streets, where local shopping was in full swing. In Old Delhi, shopping is organized by street. If you want to buy cotton textiles, shoes, or spices, then you visit the street that sells those items.  We looked around politely, without buying anything, since we still had many weeks to travel and didn’t need more to carry with us. We walked through a few streets until we came to the Firecracker Street. We certainly didn’t want to buy firecrackers! Suddenly our guide started shopping, explaining that he needed to buy firecrackers for his young son for Diwali. And just as suddenly we were finished with our shopping tour.

It was impossible to stand still in the flow of the crowd. The picture below was taken “on the move,” as we navigated through the busy streets. The young man on the right side of the picture (in the square of sunlight) is explaining to the other young man which way to go in this confusing shopping district. Other people also seem interested in this information. (Note the “No Smoking” signs everywhere.)

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Firecracker Street in Old Delhi

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

Olympus TG-3, ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/400 sec, 4.5 mm