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Red Fort- a photowalk!

Hey everyone!

Today I’m going to share with all you lovelies some pics from a photowalk I went to with a group of photography enthusiasts some time back. We went to the Red Fort in Delhi, and while some of you might find it un-necessary to see more Red Fort pics online, I still wanted to show you guys some through my eyes. This walk happened a few months back, and I’m going for another heritage walk this weekend, so before the next one, here’s a glimpse of the last one!

PS: I am no photographer!

The very first glimpse, early on a September morning in Delhi πŸ™‚

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As you go in, these humongous gates welcome you πŸ™‚ Princely feeling already πŸ˜‰

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You land up in a small market first, where you can find a lot of shops selling hand-made stuff, mostly the kinda stuff tourists pick up in Delhi- bags, junk jewellery, stoles, etc. Oh, and there are shops which write your name on a rice grain and put it in a locket so you can wear it sround your neck πŸ˜‰ I used to be pretty fascinated with those when I was a child πŸ˜›

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The shops are basically under these passageways, which have this Mughal architecture. This area is called ‘Chatta Chowk’ or ‘covered market’ πŸ™‚ Note the contrast of the old-world architecture and modern-day lighting system πŸ™‚

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Followed by the lawns, and lush greens everywhere πŸ™‚

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This was the Diwan-e-Aam where king Shahjahan used to meet the public.

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A closer look at the pillars:

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Standing the test of time, speaking volumes about their experience, are these huge trees!

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The Diwan-e-Khaas, for the meetings of the King and his ministers. His throne here (in pic) had the famous Kohinoor, which the British took away with them before leaving India πŸ™ And lol, with my height, I could only get these pics πŸ˜›

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Security!!!

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Some random shots πŸ˜›red fort red fort

Oh, and before entering the Fort, I tweaked my camera to click some black-and-white and sepia toned pics. Don’t these make you too feel as if they have been taken from an archive? Like a 100 years old?

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While I was clicking, a bunch of old men popped out of nowhere, and started waiting at the entrance. And the way they were dressed (no offence), and their pensive faces, it gives an illusion that the pic is from the pre-Independence era, and these men have gathered to discuss politics and other such stuff! Like- “Angrezon Bhaarat chhodo!“. No?

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Outside the fort, however, it’s just a regular old-Delhi day, with rickshaws galore πŸ™‚

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That endless wait!
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The city, from a rickshaw-puller’s eyes
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Old, yet new!

Oh, and right opposite the fort, you walk down a bit, and enter a narrow lane to reach the famous Paranthe-wali gali. These are super stuffed, heavy, deep fried paranthas, and I kid you not, I have no idea where I stuffed two of these that day. Complete with a kullhad-full of chaas! I’m a foodie, you know, but with limited portions. After having walked for about 4 hours during the photowalk, these paranthas just disappeared in me! I swear!

red fortSo, have you been to the Red Fort? And old Delhi? Your experiences? And those paranthas? I’m waiting to hear from you guys in the comments, fill in!!! πŸ™‚

Signing off- live life like a free bird! Stay connected with people, while allowing your soul to fly!

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-Love!

Ritu

2 Comments

  1. WOW Ritu.

    You made me walk down the memory lane…. I feel so nostalgic now and really miss my delhi…
    Beautiful pics dear

    • Ritu Ritu

      so glad you liked them ya! thanks a ton! <3

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