My last day in Delhi was sort of a hodgepodge of places I've been and new places I wanted to go. I just wanted to hang out and enjoy what would be my last day in India for a while. Relax a bit and take things slow.
Gajendar picked me up at noon and we started off at an art complex that I had become familiar with in December. I love this space. It's in this really interesting area of Delhi, in an amazingly diverse neighborhood. It's called Khoj, and I want to apply to do something there. Mainly I'd like to reconfigure the burnt out building across the street from the art space.
I'm looking into it . . . I'll keep you posted.
After seeing some great art at Khoj, we stopped off in Defense Colony for some more amazing food. See those donut looking things below? My new fave. Vada, vada, vada. All day long, vada. Usually found in the appetizer section on the menu, they are a savory fritter-type snack. So, so good.
Then we stopped off in Old Delhi. I described Old Delhi here the best when I first visited the place. This time I was able to finally take a great shot of the wiring in the neighborhood (above). Oh the tangled web we weave . . .
We went to the roof in the spice market again. It was just as colorful and vibrant as I remembered.
Drying out papadums and roses . . . Such a view! And you can tell by these images that the weather was being gorgeous!
Buildings like Tetris. Tuk tuk jams.
The first temple we stopped at was a Hindu temple. There were lots of fun things to look at, plus they were setting up for a huge wedding. So what with walking into someone's mouth (below) to looking at people draping things in orange fabric, I was pretty much in heaven.
There also seemed to be a large number of carnival-type "weigh yourself/guess my weight" games sitting around. People weren't using them, but they were all lit up like they were supposed to be used. I quite fancied them . . .
The second temple we went to was a Sikh temple. All heads--male and female--should be covered upon entering the space. My hair was in a bun on the top of my head, so I felt I resembled one of Snow White's dwarfs.
The interior of the space was almost solid gold. And I was in awe of the kitchen that was serving free meals to anyone and everyone. The eating space is pictured below.