The itinerary stated that we would "drive by" the Secretariat Buildings, which is the center of Government activity and and Rashtrapati Bhawan which is the Presidential Palace. Both are in the same location. However, despite the heat, we were coaxed into stepping out and taking a closer look.
Hazy. Pollution you can see, thankfully cannot smell.
How could a hazy day be so hot?
More gov't buildings.
The Presidential Palace was getting spiffed up because the next day the new President was getting inaugurated.
Elephants atop posts of the palace fence.
Fancy iron works, presidential palace gate.
Park like scene.
The rest of the tour was conducted inside the car as we refused to go down anymore. You haven't experienced hot and humid unless you've been to Delhi *wink*
We drove by the Bahai Temple - a lotus-shaped structure that is open to all religion.
Another temple, unfortunately couldn't wait for these two guys to finish doing their business before I shoot since I'm drive by shooting.
Huge statue in front of a Hindu temple.
At the end of the tour we were taken to Kashmir Haat where we learned how they craft carpet, how time consuming and labor intensive each carpet is. No wonder they are priced that way. We sat there knowing that the selling spiel would come soon and of course it did. We were coerced (hehehe) to buy a little something afterwards, they do have other items for sale other than the carpets. Although if money were no object, a handful of the carpets have caught my eye.
This post is also my entry for this week's SKY WATCH. The hazy New Delhi skies I captured in late July 2012 would qualify for Skywatch.
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