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Delhi, India - Solo Crawl [Results]

Postby sumacm » Wed May 02, 2012 2:30 am

Apologies for the late posting, but just got back from our trip last week and have been catching up! Since I didn't hear back from anyone on the forum, I crawled solo in Delhi.

Started in the morning at Red Fort, the 17th century complex in Old Delhi built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan of Taj Mahal fame.

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Birds at Red Fort, Delhi, India by sumacm, on Flickr

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Red Fort, Delhi, India by sumacm, on Flickr

Next up was Jama Masjid, the mosque also built by the same ruler. As the courtyard gets quite hot, there are long strips of cloth crisscrossing it for those who don't shell out a few rupees for socks or slippers. I thought the cloth runners made an interesting contrast with the pink floor.

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Jama Masjid, Delhi, India by sumacm, on Flickr

Lunch was at the famed tourist trap Karim's in Old Delhi. Not sure I want to know exactly what was cooking in the large vats...

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Karim's, Old Delhi, India by sumacm, on Flickr

To get around the narrow bazaars of Old Delhi, a cycle rickshaw can't be beat. We hired one to explore the ancient winding market lanes, crammed with all kinds of goods for sale. Every street specializes in something -- stationery, hardware, bangles, etc. I clutched camera, pen and sketchbook as we hurtled through the streets, managing to draw whenever we stopped to let other rickshaws or carts pass.

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Old Delhi street from a cycle rickshaw, India by sumacm, on Flickr

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Old Delhi as seen from a cycle rickshaw, India by sumacm, on Flickr

We got off briefly in the spice market so I could sketch the heaping piles of nuts and spices. I attracted a crowd of onlookers, my husband told me, but I was largely oblivious -- I just pulled my hat brim down and kept going.

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Spice Market, Old Delhi, India by sumacm, on Flickr

And that was just Sketchcrawl day ... you can see more sketches from my trip on my blog, http://www.sumacm.com

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Re: Delhi, India - Solo Crawl [Results]

Postby crisurdiales » Thu May 03, 2012 1:22 pm

Great job! I recall quite a few of the spots from my trip there last january, I think I even sketched a few!
Cool to see them in other's style :)

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Re: Delhi, India - Solo Crawl [Results]

Postby Carina » Thu May 03, 2012 8:32 pm

Wondeful colors! Lovely sketches!
Good job sketching solo, it's a challenge. :clap:
:)

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Re: Delhi, India - Solo Crawl [Results]

Postby Oliver » Thu May 03, 2012 11:12 pm

Thanks for sharing! It looks like an adventure.

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Re: Delhi, India - Solo Crawl [Results]

Postby sumacm » Fri May 04, 2012 1:15 am

Thanks so much, everyone!

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