Saturday, June 21, 2008

Pilgrimage Special: A Beautiful Day at India Gate

From afar, one could perhaps mistaken India Gate for the The Arc de Triomphe. But India Gate is not in the middle of a busy street in Paris. I would say the war memorial which houses the Indian dead of the First World War is in the middle of an idyllic park in Rajpath. The first time I visited it; it was on a misty morning and the place was deserted as it was cordoned off by police who feared attack on it by terrorists. In the early evening when I was there on my second trip, there were many vendors around, selling food and quaint toys and many families were having a good time. It was indeed a beautiful day at India Gate!

At India Gate...





4 comments:

Liudmila said...

Sincerely I don't understand the utility (even from the point of view of art) of these constructions. I see them in every great city I've visit. And there are even some of them in one place. ...

footiam said...

Maybe, people like to show off. It does not matter if some other people don't get to eat.

Liudmila said...

I began to explain it to me saying that everybody has own path to do and own errers too. Because I can't and haven't to change something. But it's really sad.

footiam said...

Yeah, we can only live our own live.

Have another serving of Travel Pangs!