Tuesday, June 18, 2013

India Gate at Night

Tonight I have been relegated to the back room while Sister Stevens teaches the young women in our branch how to make banana bread.  So while she is having a good time baking, I thought it would be a good time to catch up on the blog. 

India Gate (looks suspiously like
the Arc de Triomphe in Paris France)
In April, we had a chance to go to the India Gate at night.  India Gate is a very recognizable monument in the center of the governmental section of New Delhi.  It is dedicated to fallen soldiers of war and has an "eternal flame"  It is blocked off to tourists and there is no place to park, but at night it provides a great "Kodak" moment from across the street in a large park-like area.   Night life in New Delhi is very vibrant.  Shops generally do not open until 11 am or later, but they are open until late at night.  On the way to India Gate, you pass many open street markets with lot foot traffic.  In the park there are lots of street vendors hocking their wares, mostly very cheap items that light up at night - twirling helicopers, spinning tops, devil's horns, etc.  It was perfect weather, the vendors were respectful and we had ice cream - another great India adventure.

Sister Sackley making her best deal with the "devils"

Part of street market on the way to the India Gate

The only free standing mail box I have seen in Delhi

No idea why this is lit.  It was bright
enough to light up the whole street

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