In June 2006 I went on a business trip to New Delhi, India.  I’d been there before returning from a family vacation in the Philippines.  My wife had to go to India on business so we tagged along.  It was very hot indeed.  The kids got sick and all they wanted to do was to stay in the air-conditioned hotel room and watch movies.  I felt we should visit the Taj Mahal.  So we arranged for a driver and, in the kids case under duress, off we went.  We didn’t make it.  About half way there we got stuck in a long line of cars.  The driver went to check it out and came back to announce that there were riots ahead and that cars were being overturned.  We would have to go back.  When I returned in 2006 I was determined to get there.  This time we had better luck.  I was more impressed than I had thought I would be.  It really is quite spectacular and I was glad I endured the long (around five hours as I recall) trip from Delhi to Agra.  On the way back the car broke down.  Luckily by that time we were on the outskirts of Delhi.  Another car was sent out.

Taj Mahal.  I have a picture I like better than this one, but unfortunately it’s technically not good.  The dynamic range was too great and try as I might I can’t improve it enough.

Gives a sense of how busy the Taj Mahal gets.

One of the corner pavillions.

Entrance to the Jama Masjid Mosque in New Delhi

Jama Masjid Mosque, Delhi

Figures under the arches (don’t recall where this was).

Reclining dog.

Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi.  Maybe not as spectacular as the Taj Mahal it has the great advantage of being in New Delhi and is, therefore, much easier to get to.

Steps at Humayun’s Tomb.

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