I spent a mere ten days on the sub-continent, taking any and every opportunity to take photographs, but since for me I was travelling very light with no computer, this meant that only when I returned to these shores was I able to get the galleries of pictures up to the server.
Succumbing to the natural changes of diet and water also took a day out of the ten, and the knock on effect of that resulted in my only seeing Mumbai between the internal airport and the new Mumbai International, which was not really enough to learn something of the life of my niece with her work with advertising films and her Beauty School, Fat Mu.
However, I have now done some sorting and for the moment will not write anything extensive, but allow the pictures themselves to tell their own story. Here are the links in approximately the order in which they were taken.
Abu Dhabi Airport
Nizamuddin West, Delhi
The Amer Craft Colony at night
The Qutub Minar
The Taj Mahal
The train journey to Jaipur
The Sheraton Hotel
A Hill Fort in Jaipur
The Amber Palace
The Deo Bagh Hotel in Gwalior
The Man Singh Palace and Fort
The Scindia Museum at the Gwalior Palace
Fatehpur Sikri Hill Fort and Palace
The new Mumbai International Airport
I was extended great courtesy by two owners of shops, one in Jaipur itself another in the Amber Palace, I hope you appreciate the photos taken in both places by way of a thank you.
The difficulty is choosing a single image to head this piece yet do justice to India, so I hope the shot of the Sweeper in Old Delhi says something about Optimism! I hope anyone looking at these images is able to sense something of the spirit of my trip and share in my enjoyment and gratitude to Virginia, Alex, Palka and Junaid.