Tuesday, January 13, 2015

a postcard from my life

I find myself struggling at the computer
what to do ? should I do ? 
my creativity is not on top, that's for sure
maybe it's time to let go ?

maybe some fresh air will help me think !

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Bollywood came to Humayun's Tomb

last time I visited Humayun's tomb we couldn't get in at once
no-one told us why, but pretty soon we discovered the reason why....
lights, many meters of cables and cameras kind of gave us a hint
Bollywood had come to shoot scenes for a movie
we weren't aloud to get any pictures
but of course I wanted to get some so...
I managed to get two before this guy was up my face waving his arms and saying no, no, no

they where out there for hours "screaming".....demonstrators with signs....

there's so many wonderful trees in the park.....

the roots look like ?
I always see something in them

even though this must have been my 10th visit to the tomb I still find this place a really nice spot 

hmmm...how to ?

love the windows !!

so beautiful....

I do want to know what picture it was they where shooting here that day..
anyone who knows ?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

I bought a wonderful ikat fabric at Sarita Handa

one of the last days before leaving Gurgaon I payed a visit to Sarita Handa
I so wanted to bring some of their ikat fabric home 

love the display in the window.....
the white bike with all the different fabric cushions !
( not easy to get a picture from below since they are on the second floor )

this has got to be one of the best ads I've seen....
I so like it
I took a picture of it at the entrance 

the entrance to the store....
the display really appeals to me...
I did buy my fabric ! 
but I'll show you what I've done with it once I'm done
one thing is for sure....I'll buy some more fabric when I'm back again
by the way, the flagship store is on MG Road Sultanpur
if you feel like having a peak

today is a stormy day here in the south of Sweden so I think
we'll spend most of the day indoors
I'll feed the fire and refill my coffeecup 

Friday, January 9, 2015

all these beautiful Indian doors

as I was going through my pictures I realised that I had a bunch of beautiful doors
every day I've seen doors that are just amazing
old and worn
colourful or plain
small and big

did you see any you like ?
recognise where some are from ?

let me know if you do.....

Thursday, January 8, 2015

so far away from this reality

it's lunchtime 
and I'm sitting in my office at school
looking at the Swedish students passing by outside my window
and it dawns on me
the differences in the lives between these women and the Swedish students  are HUGE !
even though they are about the same age

they covered their faces immediately when I arrived....

I can't help but wonder if any of the students ever reflect over
what a privileged life they are living...
do they know that there are people around the world, 
in the same age who live a totally different life ?
it would be fun to share my experiences, talk to students and show my pictures
I sure hope some of the teachers are interested in using me for that reason

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Qila-e-Kuhna Masjid - the mosque of the Old Fort

as I told you in yesterdays post
 the mosque was the best thing in Purana Quila...
built in 1541 by Sher Sha
Qila-e-Kuhna Masjid means "the mosque of the old fort"

I couldn't get a picture of the whole front because it was closed of due to reconstruction
so you'll have to do with this entrance....the big one....

the decorations include stone inlay, red and yellow sandstone, 
white and black marble, stone carving and tile work....

as always the carvings are just amazing....the craftsmanship in the old days impress me a lot
mixing black and white marble is gorgeous

Kathy on the go with her camera....

the prayer hall is 51 by 15 meters and 16.5 meters in height !

smart solutions back in the days....

I'm considering doing a "top ten things to do in Dehli"
what do you think ? does it sound interesting ?
guess I need to think about that....
we'll see
by by for now

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Purana quila - Old fort

sitting in my friends couch freezing after being outside in the cold
brrr....cold and windy but still above zero ....
I needed to get warm so I was looking through my pictures and found these
from Purana quila...
I remember how warm and nice it was that day Kathy and I walked around the fort

I also remember that we where a little disappointed after our visit
it looks so much more interesting from outside the walls
if living in Delhi I guess you need to go and have a look anyhow

looks so nice and warm, doesn't it....

we found a step well also....small and narrow......

couldn't walk down ....closed off but we did see some guys jumping the fence and climbing down anyhow...why follow rules ? rules are made to be broken ! many many Indians have their own rules I'm sad to say....

 most interesting was the mosque so I'll show you in my next post
we're enjoying yet another holiday here but tomorrow
ordinary life is back with normal routines...at least for me