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Delhi from the Rear Window

01 Delhi Backseat

There’s no place quite like India and within that country, nothing quite like Delhi.  I’m fond of (most) Indian people and enjoyed my visit there, but the country is an assault on your senses.  The noise, the terrible traffic, millions of people swarming about and, of course, the unforgettable smells.

I spent a week in Delhi and to get the most out of my time hired a car with driver and a guide.  It’s not that expensive and I got a lot out of the experience and was able to see much more this way than if I had done it on my own.  I enjoyed the time to look out the passenger window and take in the many sights of the city. 

During my second day I thought it might be a good idea to document some of what I was seeing so I started snapping photos as we traveled.  It can be a little tricky taking photos from a moving car, but I’m a highly trained professional so was not intimidated.   There were lots of vendors and small stands by the road, people struggling with heavy loads on their bikes and scooters, squatter shacks and, of course, piles and piles of garbage.  How anything moves is Delhi is beyond me, yet smehow it does, without everyone getting killed in the process.

Here then is a random compilation of some of what I saw while we drove through Delhi.    I hope you find some of these shapshots of interest.

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