Photo Essay: Life and Movement in Delhi

by Ekua on April 25, 2011 in captured on memory card,India

On my last day in India, I hired an autorickshaw driver to take me around to some of Delhi’s main sites in the morning. Getting from place to place in Delhi provided a great glimpse into everyday life:

A vendor finishes setting up his apple stand. Behind him, the shops are just beginning to get ready for the day.

People walk up to the Red Fort which has yet to open for the day. The air is so hazy that from a distance, you can only see the outline of the fort.

Across from the fort, a bus goes by Sri Digambar Jain Lal Mandir, a Jain temple.

Pedestrians and a bicyclist outside the Red Fort.

A man pushes a cart full of gas tanks.

A street in Old Delhi. Check out the wires above.

A mini market in Old Delhi.

A woman walks through a male heavy area that seems to be a makeshift rickshaw depot.

Rickshaw pedalers wait for business on the street in front of the Red Fort.

Pedestrians try to cross a busy street as rickshaw pedalers behind them wait for business.

A precarious vehicle asks those who are behind it to keep their distance, blow their horns, and stop.

I wasn’t able to capture this at the most opportune moment, but this motorcycle was carrying a family of four a la Phnom Penh. The woman sitting sidesaddle in the back is clutching a baby in her arms.

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