Saturday, October 25, 2014

Soccer and Melas

A hodgepodge of photos from the past two weeks:

The beginnings of a henna (mehndi) peacock on my foot.
These lovely flowers fall from the Champa Trees on campus and around Delhi.
India's new soccer league and the first ever Delhi Dynamo soccer game!  
To the American novelties: "Can I get my picture with you?"  Makes me chuckle every time it happens.
At the Blind School Mela, one of the biggest in Delhi.
Another mela shot.
I love how they wired the electricity to the tree here for this.
I'm going to count the kulfi (ice cream) as my first Delhi street food.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

East of Delhi

A few photos from our trip east of here to where we ran the Devil's Circuit mud run. Quite the adventure it was, but the bus ride to/from was an incredible opportunity to see parts of the city we never knew existed.

The morning haze and thousands of birds near the landfill on the outskirts of the city.
An abandoned waterpark covered in birds.
The gorgeous champa flowers that fall from their respective trees.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Humayun's Tomb

Our Delhi stay-cation continued with another morning walk and picnic at Humayun's Tomb, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the architectural inspiration for the Taj Mahal. We had learned our lesson with our Lodhi Garden walk and purchased a stroller at the mall the day before. Wren seemed absolutely happy to ride in it. In fact, she was so happy that she pitched a full-on fit after discovering she had to get out so we could walk up a flight of stairs here. Humayun's Tomb was truly beautiful and very serene. This is another spot in the city that seems to be tucked away from the traffic and noise and craziness of Delhi. A nice respite for us to spend the day surrounded by peace.

Where we ate our snacks and cooled down - it reminded me a lot of downtown Charleston.