After the Kumbh Mela I thought that perhaps it was time to have a closer look at my own city. So I took an afternoon walk in Old Delhi, where I hadn't been for a long time. I had a good time and took lots of pictures, some of the area but mostly of the people of Old Delhi.
Old Delhi is worlds apart from South Delhi where I live, just 10 kilometers to the south. It is compact, old fashioned, crowded and it is majority Muslim. This old guy must have lived here through the horrors of partition in the late 1940s.
Ornamentation of a local mosque.
A typical Old Delhi workplace. Small family owned workshop.
As dusk grew closer I was rewarded with a beautiful sky, giving me this interesting skyline.
Local juice stand using Lord Shiva as an eye catcher on the big sign above the stand.
Local street vendor. Once you get just a little bit away from the main tourist attraction in Old Delhi (Red Fort, Jama Masjid) the attitude from the locals towards you changes remarkably. Your presence goes from being ignored or seen as a source of money at the tourist hotspots to being almost an exciting event here just 500 metres away. People are friendly and curious and more than happy to pose for pictures (in fact they frequently demand to have their picture taken). The following pictures are some of the most interesting portraits I took on this day: