Delhi, whose greater metropolitan region is home to more than 28 million people, is an absolute crush of humanity with an amazing mix of sights, sounds, and smells around every corner. Above and below are photos of flowers for sale along the Chandni Chowk, the main avenue in Old Delhi.
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The electrical wiring system strikes the visitor as a spider web of interwoven cables, a pattern repeated in every city. Somehow, though, it manages to provide power throughout the metropolis.
A bicycle rickshaw ride is a fun way to experience Old Delhi, but the roads are mobbed with every type of vehicle, and space is tight!
The Raj Ghat memorial to Mahatma Gandhi is a solemn slab of black marble, with an eternal flame at its head.
Approach to the courtyard housing the black marble memorial stone.
I stood out enough in the crowd to present a favorite photo opportunity to touring groups of schoolchildren.
Dogs roam everywhere in India.
The Jama Masjid, India's largest mosque, was commissioned by Shah Jahan, the same emperor who erected the Taj Mahal. The mosque was completed after six years of labor by more than 5,000 workers. The courtyard, below, can accommodate 25,000 people.