Sunday, December 2, 2012

India 101. Part I

A week of break from work
"India 101" Nancy calls it with
A trip to the classic sites
described as must sees by all the guide books:
Delhi, Jaipur, Agra

First Stop: Delhi
A great day shared with brother Steve, laughing and enjoying each other's company and seeing the grand mosque, the Red Fort, Gandhi memorial, and Birla Temple.
Red Fort - Built by the Moghuls, taken by the British and then the site of where the flag of the new India was raised on August 15, 1947

One of the Palaces within the Red Fort.

Raj Ghat - memorial to Mahatma (Great Soul) Gandhi. An eternal flame marks where his body last rested before his cremation.

Birla Temple. Built in the 1930's by a major Indian Industrialist (think Rockefeller or Carnegie). He was a friend of Ganhi's and built the first caste-free temple in India. Gandhi attended the opening.  Nancy has a Birla descendent in her class.

More coming as we find time to reflect on the trip... Part II and Part III

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