India – Tour Day

Tour day…

Originally published May 24th, 2011

Today we went to see a beautiful tomb (Humayun’s Tomb), a garden, Khan market, and a stepwell. Unfortunately, my camera died so I personally did not get pictures of the first step well.

I remember seeing a lot of skinny stray dogs at the tomb grounds.  It was really hot weather.  The previous day (during the scavenger hunt I think) we went to FabIndia, a traditional Indian clothing store where I purchased the outfit you see in the photo below.  I was so happy to finally be dressed more culturally appropriate.  You attract enough attention being light-skinned; you don’t need the help of western clothing.  

I’m a firm believer of the “when in Rome” concept.  “When visiting a foreign land, follow the customs of those who live in it. It can also mean that when you are in an unfamiliar situation, you should follow the lead of those who know the ropes.”  It’s just the right and respectful thing to do (within reason of course).  

Had a great day.   A picture of me today…

Here are just a few shots from walking around the tomb grounds.  I noted above that my camera died and I do remember that.  I just don’t remember what time of day it died so these pictures that I shared in this post specifically may or may not be taken by me.  I think my camera died later in the afternoon when we were going to see our first stepwell (the subject of our study abroad which I will get into in another, later post).  
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Humayun’s Tomb.

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The tomb building.

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Looking back towards the main entrance gate from the second level of the tomb building.

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Just a tiny snapshot of some of the very detailed carvings/finishings on and in this ancient structure.

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One thought on “India – Tour Day

  1. This looks like a recent monument, after the Muslims, at the end of the 1300’s under Timur Lenk , conquered the northern part of India.
    I would be very interested to visit the really ancient Indian monuments and palaces, those that are 2000 years old or older.

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