Delhi

18 March, 2020
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I was going through some past archives and realized that I had visited Delhi back in 2014 and discovered about 10E6 pictures snapped by my amateur ass. Figured I could share a few here.

Firstly, I've never had much appreciation for the India Gate as much as I did after visiting it. Those pictures in the history textbooks didn't do much justice to show how big the thing actually is.

The India Gate
The India Gate
He looked pretty dangerous
He looked pretty dangerous
The Air Force, the Navy, and the Armed Force
The Air Force, the Navy, and the Armed Force

In fact, the textbook editors could've done a better job at emphasizing some of the cool things about this gate. I mean, it's not just a gate - it does hold a sentiment. This monument was built to commemorate the martyred and unknown soldiers of the Indian Armed Forces who fought and died during the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971. Unfortunate, but an inevitable stride towards whatever they fought over. Must've been something important.

The commemoration
The commemoration

Moreover, you can see the names of the soldiers embossed onto the bricks of the monument.

But I'm sure the sensationalism dies down quite soon enough after standing below the scorching heat of Delhi. It's alright to just briefly acknowledge history and move on.

The names
The names
Twas a hot day
Twas a hot day
Crowded day
Crowded day

Then, there's the Humayun's Tomb I visited.

The entrance to the Humayun's Tomb
The entrance to the Humayun's Tomb

Of all the Mughal architectures I've had the pleasure of visiting, I was most fond of this tomb.

The tomb
The tomb
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I like how this picture turned out
I like how this picture turned out

The day I went, there weren't a lot of visitors serenading the place. It was quiet and peaceful almost like someone had died there.