India 2014 – Delhi 1

December 10, 2014 – 3:42 pm
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Barbara and I were in Northern India in November, visiting Delhi, Varanasi, Agra, and Jaipur, and then back again through Delhi. I put up the first set of photos, from the first few days, all taken in Delhi. We went to a Sikh Temple on our first day and got a sense of the religious life in the country, that seems to be so much part of the daily life. The entire set can be seen at http://photos.fletcho.com/India-2014/Delhi-1
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The people we encountered were very friendly.  As we walked through the city we were always photographing. We conversed, as best we could, with many people. It would have been very good to have known just a little Hindi. Other than Namaste, we knew none.
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Swastikas appear everywhere in India. They are a symbol of auspiciousness in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. They have none of the stigma that prevails here in the West because of the Nazi takeover of the swastika.
  1. 20 Responses to “India 2014 – Delhi 1”

  2. Hi Fletcher
    These pictures are wonderful, the colors are stunning ( I looked through the whole set)

    By irene on Dec 10, 2014

  3. Thanks, Irene. More to come. Next set will be Varanasi.

    By fletcher on Dec 10, 2014

  4. Hey Fletcher — I have been to India twice, in 1982 and 1988, and although many Indian people have told me that the place has changed so much as to be unrecognizable, it looks to me like almost NOTHING has changed! I looked at all your photos. Thanks for the treat.

    By Brad Newsham on Dec 10, 2014

  5. FLETCHER AND BARBARA!

    These are such beautiful photographs! I’m in love with the photo of the goat . . . got a thing for goats! One of these days I’ll visit the other places that begin with “I” (other than Italy!) that are on my bucket list: India, Istanbul, Ireland. With these photos, I feel as if my journey has already begun! Thanks so much. I wish you both well . . . Saluti!

    By Carla on Dec 10, 2014

  6. What a treat! I allowed myself to get totally absorbed and transported by these amazing (as always) photos. Thank you, Fletcher :)

    By mary ann on Dec 10, 2014

  7. Terrific pictures Fletcher! Love the second one of the gent in the black turban and orange shirt!

    By John Bergen on Dec 10, 2014

  8. Thanks for the reminder that India is such a colorful and interesting experience. I was there about a year ago and your photos revived a lot of great memories.

    By bill on Dec 10, 2014

  9. Fabulous photos Fletcher! They remind me what a colorful country India is! Best, Roger

    By Roger Bergen on Dec 11, 2014

  10. Hi Fletcher, These were great to look at and really get a feeling for the place. The colors are amazing. I like the pictures of the people involved in activities so you really got a feeling of the life. The bicycles and wagons were super cool too!

    By kim on Dec 11, 2014

  11. Fletcher, You really know how to capture the essence of your subjects. So beautiful and thank you for sharing!

    By Andrea Madonna on Dec 11, 2014

  12. Hi Fletcher,
    Your photo are always a joy to see. The images are very sharp and I like the detail. I’m envious of your trip to India.
    See you soon.

    By Earl Combs on Dec 11, 2014

  13. Thank you for sharing these great pics ! love seeing all the people living their lives in a candid context !

    By Carl Linkhart on Dec 11, 2014

  14. Thank you for the beautiful pictures of India, which is on my list of countries to visit. You are a great artist in whatever you do.

    By Pandora on Dec 11, 2014

  15. great pictures – glad you had such a good time

    By Teri on Dec 11, 2014

  16. Hi Fletcher,
    It’s says something about humanity’s trust that so many people agree to a stranger taking their photo and all seeming to convey genuine peace. It also says something about the photographer. Thank you for sharing these moments. Regards, Unna (from Australia).

    By Unna Liddy on Dec 12, 2014

  17. Hi Fletcher/ Barbra ; Lovely captures of moods, and situations, showing diversity of people and their belief and traditions. We both are thrilled to see these intense faces as if telling their story. God bless.

    By Yash Oberoi on Dec 12, 2014

  18. Hi, Fletcher,
    I think you’ve captured the culture quite well. Being a landscape photographer, I am a bit timid taking portraits of people. You do it very well. My husband and I both LOVE India. I’ve been 3times, he’s been 5, with 2 6 month long stints. Your images make me long for another trip there.

    By Wenda on Dec 12, 2014

  19. Thank you for all the very complimentary comments. I appreciate them very much. India is truly a wonderful place. We hope to return there sooner than later. I will be posting photographs from the next leg of this journey, to Varanasi, as soon as they are completed.

    By fletcher on Dec 12, 2014

  20. Hi Fletcher and Barbara, Thanks for sharing these beautiful images. I, too, enjoyed all of the photos and look forward to the additional galleries. It is so striking how you are able to capture the light in people’s eyes – and surely, their hearts. All of your photos are beautiful, but those of the people are amazing.

    By Darcy on Dec 14, 2014

  21. Beautiful, arresting photographs that convey deeply the subjects and objects that catch your discerning eye.
    BRAVO, Fletcher!

    By herc morphopoulos on Oct 3, 2015

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