Ships seen against the Hooghly bridge.
Thiksey monastery near Leh.
Butcher at the market. Tree trunk serves as the butcher's block. Young goats hanging in the foreground.
Saraswati - Goddess of Learning. The two daughter goddess and typically made in the image of the mother.
Sindoor, the red vermilion powder on her forehead, marks a married woman. Here, by offering it to the Goddess, a woman prays for the well being of her husband.
Durga Goddess appears calm after slaying the demon. Artists capture the deity in various forms, this one is most common. Sometimes she is portrayed in the act of killing when she still looks like a wild warrior enjoying her moment of triumph.
Jamali Kamali tomb details, Delhi.
Beautiful mosque of Jamali Kamali, Delhi.
The next handful of photos are from Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Delhi. Spread over an area of approximately 450 acres near Wazirabad village, it is an artificial wetland created to attract bird species. For information visit: http://www.dda.org.in/greens/biodiv/yamuna-biodiversity-park.html
Yamuna Biodiversity Park, Delhi
A fairly foggy morning. Small dhows coexist with large ferries.
Houses of Telegraph Hill, looking from Alta street.
Remnants of port activities.
Old relics from British era. Not sure if this ever worked.
Also taken behind Fisherman's wharf.
Washing up post lunch at Thiksey Monastery.
Group of young women in Nubra valley, close to Sumur. We were surprised to find Pepsi ads in such remote parts of the country.
Getting out of Leh. On our way to Nubra valley via Khardong La Pass - world's highest motorable pass.
Alchi village. Oue guest house sign in the background. This is one the more affluent villages in the neighborhood and the Alchi monastery has many precious paintings and scrolls.
He has clearly done this many times before. The colors are looking muted in the white light.
This is where the nobility undressed.
Closeup of the temple.
Barely out of Delhi, we see an elephant on the road.
Elderly man selling his wares. He looks tired and unhappy.
Young turmeric surrounded by drumstick on the right and varieties of gourdes.