new delhi, india. room with a view

Room with a view, at sunrise. Looking out over the Hauz Khas, a 13th-century Mughal complex of higher learning, with a mosque, madresa, college…

 and domed pavilions designed to inspire philosophic gatherings.

These days, students retreat to the Mughal-era ruins to escape the intense density of New Delhi. Views give out over an expansive, historic ‘tank’ of water.

Hauz Khas is a hip, designer-rich, walkable neighbourhood – a rare find in India.  Our apartment, rented via Air bnb, allowed views to the Mughal-era complex but also, at ground floor, to men hauling wooden carts travelling along the narrow streets along with school children in uniforms who would sometimes stop to say a prayer in front of the neighbourhood Hindu shrine.   This tea salon discovered up a steep flight of stairs, next to a bakery.

City with surreal views.

Monkey with a view.

Through the dust, heat and travelling at high speeds…view from a crowded rickshaw, en route to the Taj Mahal.

Room with an unparalleled view. The Taj Mahal, a love story.  Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan’s domed mausoleum in white marble for Mumtaz Mahal, his beloved wife and mother of their 14 children.

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4 comments
  1. Hi Lisa: Thank you for the first-hand report and photo journal of India. Obviously a cultural and architecture treat for the eyes. Can’t help admire the designs from centuries past and how help there are standing up to the test of time. Safe and pleasurable discoveries.

  2. susan gibson said:

    Lisa, thank you so much for sharing your view of India. Someone with your three-dimensional imagination can
    bring that extra layer to your visual story.

  3. I was very impressed with the article in Saturday’s Globe and Mail. The photos were so poignant. I will enjoy spending time on your blog. Suzanne Brooks, North Bay

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