Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Out and About / On the Streets

These pictures were all taken in Delhi - some in the newer, more planned sections of the city, and others in the more 'organic' sections elsewhere.  I'll let you try to work out which are which!













 There is a mildly insane energy at street level in this city - with noise, movement and colour in all directions.  What I was trying to do here was to balance the chaotic nature of the 'flow' that occurs around you as you walk along, with the moments of stillness that caught my eye.  You find yourself stranded in the middle of a road junction, with traffic moving in all directions, while behind you a man checks a belt in a mirror and a lady tries on shoes.  Remarkable place.

You can find more shots from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

13 comments:

Beth said...

Wonderful photos. So vibrant.

Lea said...

Street markets - amazing places!
Hope you have a great week!

Fun60 said...

Really interesting photos.My favourites are the ones of the marigold garlands.

Linda W. said...

Great photos of a very interesting place.

Marcia said...

thanks for taking us along on your trip to India.

Lady Fi said...

I can only imagine the hustle and bustle! So colourful and vibrant.

rupam sarma said...

Nice pics.
Greetings

Klara said...

wonderful images, so vibrant and lively.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

You did capture the energy .. I could feel it and I appreciate the non-touristy, non-travel-guide pictures...gives a better idea of what is would be like to be there. I like the organic pictures best, love the street markets.

Missy George said...

I assume the "organic" came first..I would find either a bit claustrophobic..Lots of energy and color!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Definitely lots of energy and color however, far too much activity for me to be comfortable. That would be mentally exhausting since I'm a people watcher!!!...:)JP

Garry said...

You've captured some of the magic and mystery of India in these photos, Stewart. They're fantastic.

Jo said...

Hi Stewart, the streets, markets, traffic and lifestyle in Africa was so similar to this - my heart gave a squeeze of nostalgia reading your post. Thank you for commenting on my Amur Falcon post and your vote of confidence. I was rather red-faced when I looked in the book again and saw the Red-footed Falcon doesn't even occur in the southern reaches of South Africa! Greetings Jo