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June in India. Blisteringly hot. Astonishingly beautiful. A mixture of the very old and the very new, the very poor and the very wealthy. Iced water served by uniformed servants in the hotels of New Delhi, while women from the apartments you can see from your hotel window bring their jars to the communal well at daybreak for their families' water. Streets filled with cars and trucks and buses and motorscooters and ox carts and elephants and camels.

Delhi and New Delhi are politically different cities adjacent to each other. Delhi is old, crowded, filled with structures like the Red Fort , completed in 1648. New Delhi is new, spaciously laid out in some districts, and filled with structures like the India Gate, a memorial to the 85,000 Indian soldiers who died in the campaigns of the First World World, the North-West Frontier operations and the 1919 Afghan War, and the Rashtrapati Bhavan (President's Palace), formerly home to the British Viceroy.

India - June, 1987

Red Fort
Delhi's Red Fort

India Gate India Gate

Delhi street Delhi street

Rashtrapati Bhavan Rashtrapati Bhavan

At Rashtrapati Bhavan
At Rashtrapati Bhavan

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