The author of ‘The Last Mughal’ atop Jamali Kamali, purportedly the first Mughal monument in Delhi, telling us tales of the Metcalfes and summer houses and monsoon Mehrauli retreats of the upper echelon of Shahjahanabad at the Delhi Walk Festival in December 2016.
A thousand people around, but my eyes just want you.
High noon over the Gharwal foothills on the blue planet.
To Ruhaniyat at Purana Qila. A most excellent yearly tradition to mark the onset of winter in Delhi with folk music performances from India and other countries.
For late afternoon lunches,
for shelter from the sun,
for respite from automobiles,
for stretching your tired legs,
for eavesdropping on gossiping Parisians,
for replenishing your mana,
for familiarity in a foreign land,
go find yourself
Formerly a race track & arena, Piazza Navona is a bustling urban square today, nestled inside the heart of old Rome. The narrow streets leading up to the piazza ensure you’re caught off guard as you take in the sheer expanse of the place. There’s a lot to see but the star attraction is the thing in the centre—Bernini’s Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi (Fountain of Four Rivers, 1651 A.D.) topped with the rising Egyptian obelisk.
We were lucky to find it so dramatic and empty at mid day as people took cover from the rain.