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Delhi Day Two: Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, and More

Humayun's Tomb is another major tourist attraction in Delhi. I found it an odd mixture of styles, but it seems to be similar to the auxiliary buildings at the Taj Mahal:

Humayun's Tomb

The waterways at the site didn't seem designed for efficiency:

These waterways were not designed for efficiency

I guess in the ancient days, the rulers could afford to hire even more people to constantly change the water?

My friends at the tomb:

Trees all around Humayun's Tomb

Leaving Humayun's Tomb

I liked all the greenery in the area. Also, I saw quite a few Muslims in traditional outfits here, but here, I'm the one who stands out! :)

Some sort of dragonfly (I think?) that I saw there:

Dragonfly (I think?)

When we arrived at the Red Fort, the first gate was closed off:

Fortifications at Red Fort

I said, "Wow, look at those baricades! They make this look like some sort of military installation! Oh wait... I guess it is. Or was." :P

I liked the big red wall of the fort:

Walking along the outer wall of the Red Fort

Look! A cyborg!

Cyborg

Okay, actually it's just a display of some (unlabeled) armor in a weapons museum inside the Red Fort, but come on. Just try to tell me that's not a cyborg. :P

And finally, after visiting the Red Fort, my friends and I went to a musical instrument shop near the famous Chandi Chowk street market area. They didn't have what my friends wanted in stock, so the guy asked us to follow him through these twisty alleyways, and into a nondescript building; it was a bit scary until I suddenly saw a room of more musical instruments. :) I looked out the window there and found this scene:

Streetside Shave and Guy on Blankets

Next stop: Hyderabad!

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would you get yourself shaved right there? i dunno

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