Last May I had the honor of traveling to India for the second time within a three year time span and was delighted by the unexpected views from the street. Anyone who has ever been to India knows what I am saying when I attest there is no place quite like it on earth. A massive sea of humanity lies within its many cities and streets for those who are willing to unravel it and take it all in, of course using the third eye.
I find India to be one of the most fascinating places on earth and hope to someday go back and see the countryside, villages and of course the mountains. There is something purely magical about India which takes you by surprise. Here are a few of my favorite unexpected views from the streets of Delhi, all taken last May during my social good blogging trip to India with Mom Bloggers for Social Good.
Open your heart. Open your mind. Open your soul and breathe in the unexpectedness of what you will find as everyday life across the streets of Delhi.
Poverty and wealth lie side by side and is a contradiction seen a lot throughout India.
This post was inspired by the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected. To see more entries click here.
Great post. There is truly nothing like traveling to other countries and exploring their culture. Great picts!
Thank you! 🙂
Excellent response to the challenge, Nicole. It really is amazing, and unexpected to us from the West, to see such wealth and poverty existing side by side. I will say, though, that however extreme these were in India, it’s worse in Haiti. I know–hard to imagine, isn’t it?
Have a great weekend.
Hugs from Ecuador,
Yes I bet Haiti is even harder to witness. I hope someday to go there as a volunteer.
Great images, Nicole. I’ve never been to Delhi, but from what my son has told me, this is exactly what I would expect to see if I visited there. 🙂
Wonderful street shots, Nicole.
great shots. busy street life 🙂
Love your collection from India! I so want to go.
Thank you! You should go!
I will one day thanks to your inspiration and those of others here!
Glad you liked this ‘mind-boggling’ place on this planet….something I’ve been trying to figure for long…..by living here… 🙂
Yes India is truly amazing. I need to go back. Such a big country, so much to see and so much to learn about its culture and history.
Most welcome and if I can be of any help, please feel free.
Wonderful photos that show many of India’s different sides. I think the first shot is my favorite; such an interesting contrast in how those women live and how life behind that wall is lived.
Thank you! Yes that one was hard as I knew behind that wall was an opulent palace with gorgeous, lush greenery and luxury.
though the picture is extremely fini , but this reflects poverty &untidyness. so show /post the pictures of beautiful places which is tidy reflecting the good side of the society.
Thanks for the comment. I actually have done quite a lot of posts on India so far and many which reflect her beauty as well. Here are two of my favorites:
Hi Nicole, what a great contribution to WordPress’ Weekly Photo Challenge: Unexpected. I came across your blog through James (“Plus Ultra”) and really like it. I have been to Northern India two years ago as well, so those images are quite familiar. I am a passionate traveller, journalist and photographer and started my own bilingual travel blog a while ago. Vanessa
Thanks for stopping by Vanessa! 🙂 I will check your blog out as well! 🙂
I spent two years off and on traveling to Delhi for work. It was quite possibly one of the most exciting and interesting travels of my life.
Sounds fabulous indeed!
Wonderful shots! 😉
Thanks! Glad to see you back on WP! 🙂
Well captured in detail….agree that both are sides of the same coin. I wish the thirsty politicians see this with open heart and be a little nice to ease the lives of many people.
Yes me too.
India is one of the countries that’s really high on my bucket list. These pictures convince me even more that it the country is worth a visit!
Yes India is amazing. It is a hard country to visit too however the positives by far outweigh the negatives. 🙂
I love these photos, Nicole! My favorite kind of photography!
Me too. I am reusing so many pictures lately. Need more in my stash….the itch is coming!
I’m sure you’ll be off on more trips soon, Nicole!