Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Snake Charmers and Ruins

India may no longer fit the ciché as the land of snake charmers but that doesnt mean you don't see the men with cobras and bagpipes around. One turned up right behind my house today morning. I could hear the tune of Nagina from home and happily rushed out to take pictures.

Other pictures that have been taken are of the neighbourhood garden/park. The light was rather lovely today evening.


Tabula Rasa said...

hey, glad to see you got your muse back :-)
like a wise man once said,
once in a while you get shown the light
in the strangest of places if you look at it right

MockTurtle said...

Having left Delhi so long ago, it's easy to forget how spectacularly majestic some of that old architecture is.
Keep 'em coming.

Chimera said...

loved the pic of the bridge, it almost looked surreal.

thalassa_mikra said...

Awwww Lodhi Gardens seems to be a perennial favourite with both photographers and movie-makers. I have such lovely personal memories of school picnics, dates and just relaxed afternoons with friends there.

By the way, thanks to your angle on that bridge pictures, I realized what a remarkable resemblance there is between the Lodhi Garden bridge and this:

(One of the many famous bridges of Isfahan - built in the 16th century so a contemporary of Lodhi Gardens)

Szerelem said...

TR: Ummm....but whatever made you think the muse had gone away?

MT: Yes, the Delhi architecture is amazing. Had gone to Old Delhi today to take pictures, shall put up soon.

Chimera: Thanks! I love that picture too.

T_M: I have wanted to visit Isfahan for so long now....and I have seen pictures of that bridge before but you're right the angles of both the pictures bring out the similarities.

the wannabe indian punkster said...

Lovely. But you're not helping Szerelem, I just feel weirdly homesick when I see your pictures. Hmpf.

Tabula Rasa said...

ok, the muse was hiding her light under a bushel. or just not going online very much or forgotten her blogger password. or something.

Szerelem said...

Punkster: Thanks! And sorry :(

TR: More like over eating and over sleeping.

Cyberswami said...

damn. which delhi is this? my version looks somewhat different. or less artistically portrayed, at least.

and now i'm not there anymore, so double damn.

Szerelem said...

hehe.....Delhi has so much history eveywhere its amazing. You just have to know where to look no?