“Excuse me, just one snap?”
If you’ve traveled in India, you may have heard this before…you want to take a photo with someone, of someone, or they want to take a photo of/with you…you’ll hear it.
Here are a few snaps from our first week in India…Dan has the lion’s share of the photos so we will share more in due course.
Golden Temple in Amritsar, lit up for New Years and with fireworks going off EVERYWHERE. Ludicrous and awesome.
Dan and Veronica at the Golden Temple when it’s looking more golden. It was cold, but you also have to cover your head at the temple, which explains the hats.
We ate breakfast at the Golden Temple’s kitchen, which serves between 25,000 and 30,000 free meals on an average day. On a festival day (when we were there!) the number is north of 100,000. Crazy. As we finished eating, this lovely couple asked if we would take their photo. They are from Amritsar; they came to the temple for New Year’s Day breakfast. Love the pink turban.
We went to Wagah, a border town on the western edge of India, to witness the daily border-closing ceremony with Pakistan. Pomp, circumstance, and killer hats.
Not the best photo, but Dan has most of them. Here, we are at Humayun’s Tomb in south Delhi. This was built in the 1570s and inspired the design of the Taj Mahal. Photo credit: my friend Himanshu, a former AF summer associate and UVA Darden grad. Great to see him!
You’ve seen it before; you’ll see it again…but it’s even more majestic and beautiful in person. India’s greatest monument and maybe the world’s greatest expression of love.
Playing around; a cool photo.
At the Taj Mahal complex.
The Brothers Katz.
Much, much more to come. Dan has been leading the charge on photo taking, while I have been managing the organization and negotiation with Veronica reading everything in the books and in sight to ensure we are well informed. We’re a great team and have about a week left…Dan has most of the rest of the photos so we will put together another post when we next have decent wifi.