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Sunday In My City – Another City

New Delhi, the capital of India, which I visited last December (2010). What a trip it was! The highlight was visiting The Taj Mahal, one of the wonders of the world. Here are just a few pictures from that trip. Tough choice, because I only have about four hundred or so from that trip. Sigh. The sheer scale of these monuments is breath-taking.

(Click the pictures for an over-inflated size 🙂 and if you wish, click the linked captions for more info about these places)

The Red Fort, Delhi. Sadly, couldn’t go in as it was closed on Mondays. Some bad planning on my part

The Rashtrapathi Bhavan, Delhi. The President’s residence.
She gets a direct view of the India Gate below. Not allowed inside for obvious security reasons 
The India Gate, Delhi. War Memorial. Looks fabulous lit up by night.

The Jama Masjid, Delhi. Beautiful Mosque
The Jama Masjid – courtyard. See the pigeons. Delight to watch

Pigeons swarm in, grab the grains and fly off to return in a few minutes

One of my favorite pictures. Jama Masjid

Rickshawala in Karol Bagh, Delhi. I took a ride in it

The Taj Mahal in Agra. Isn’t she beautiful? She took my breath away

With the Taj Mahal. Oh yeah, proud to be an Indian.

Thanks to the delightful Unknown Mami. She hosts Sundays In My City. She is my ticket to world travel. Without moving an inch, through my keyboard.
Let’s head over to hers, and from there, other exotic places!
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Cheers!

Vidya

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28 Comments

  • Reply
    Leovi
    December 4, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Good photos, which are all beautiful, how beautiful architecture, one day I will visit this stunning place.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 4, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Leovi,I hope you visit. 🙂

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    Betsy at Zen-Mama
    December 4, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Gorgeous shots! Can’t wait to come visit some day.

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    Terri Sonoda
    December 4, 2011 at 4:37 pm

    Breathtaking photos! Especially the Taj Mahal. I remember a show on TV when I was just 13, about two boys (one American, one Indian) who lived in India. I remember seeing the Taj Mahal on that show and wishing I could go there. One has many dreams as a child! Now maybe I can live one of them through you, my friend! You are proud and you should be!
    (oh and how lovely you look in the pics, too!)
    T

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    BLOGitse
    December 4, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Been to India but never visited here…
    Amazing building.
    It must be huge area, takes hours to walk around I guess 🙂
    Happy Sunday!

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    Vidya Sury
    December 4, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Oh yes, @Blogitse. Exhausting to go around. If there are staircases and steps, those are steeeep. 🙂 The Taj Mahal is a must-see. At least once.

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    Formerly known as Frau
    December 4, 2011 at 2:28 pm

    Beautiful pictures …..i would love to visit there some day….Taj Mahal…amazing sight!

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    Vidya Sury
    December 4, 2011 at 3:27 pm

    thank you, @Frau. I can’t wait to visit the Taj again. 🙂

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    Tara R.
    December 4, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    These are stunning photos! You captured the beauty and majesty of this wonderful city.

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    Wayne W Smith
    December 4, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    This would qualify as one of my dream trips! Congrats on the great pics!

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    December 4, 2011 at 4:12 pm

    Wow, Tara. Thanks. You are such a fabulously creative photographer! Delhi is beautiful.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 4, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you, Wayne, and welcome 🙂

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    Vidya Sury
    December 4, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    Betsy, that would be so great. What fun!

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    Vidya Sury
    December 4, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Oh Terri, we had a wonderful trip – five completely hectic days. I’ll go back again, several times, of course. And should you visit, I’d go with you too!

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    My Inner Chick
    December 4, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Vidya,
    You are so beautiful! I love your outfits.

    The Taj Mahal is magical.

    Great Photos. I adore your Sundays, dear. Xx

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    Someone is Special
    December 4, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    very beautiful pictures.. is it hectic or enjoyable days??

    Someone is Special

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    Vicki
    December 4, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    What a beautiful place. The buildings are magnificent!!
    Here’s My SIMC

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    Rachel @ Totally Ovar It
    December 5, 2011 at 2:59 am

    Lovely photos. It looks like you had an amazing trip. I love your Sundays in your city. Sending hugs!

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    Vidya Sury
    December 5, 2011 at 3:42 am

    @Saravana, hectic AND enjoyable. Nothing like rushing from one place to another and feeling totally overwhelmed at the end of the day 😀

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    Vidya Sury
    December 5, 2011 at 3:48 am

    @Vicki! Loved your SIMC and your blog. I also checked out the bffc blog – sounds like fun.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 5, 2011 at 3:49 am

    Dear Kim – thanks. Although I don’t always dress like that 🙂 Delhi is cold in December and hence the total cover-up! Thank you for coming – hugs.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 5, 2011 at 3:50 am

    Rachel – yes. we had a super time. Hugs right back atcha!

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    Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com
    December 5, 2011 at 4:46 am

    You have much to be proud of.
    These photos are very impressive.
    Blessings for a wonderful holiday season.
    xoRobyn

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    Vidya Sury
    December 5, 2011 at 4:55 am

    Thanks, Robyn – I totally loved your Santa pictures. Happy holiday season to you, too.

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    Jidhu Jose
    December 5, 2011 at 5:58 am

    superb pics

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    Vidya Sury
    December 5, 2011 at 6:05 am

    Thanks Jidhu!

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    Unknown Mami
    December 6, 2011 at 6:53 pm

    Some beautiful day I may get to see this in person. Until then, I am grateful to see it through your eyes.

    I’m taken by the reddish ground in the second photo.

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    Vidya Sury
    December 6, 2011 at 7:04 pm

    🙂 Unknown Mami – I love that photo too – the expanse of red was quite beautiful to see. I hope you visit India, too. You know you have a friend here, in me.

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