Suggested by a Spaniard whom we had lunch with, we made our way to Red Fort. Information about the place is available on the net, so I’m not going to ramble about the facts and figures. Let’s not waste time; so are you ready to see Red Fort through my eyes? Here we go!
Pretty magnificent, huh? See these men below? They were looking at us like hungry vultures, but who cares. Oh I just love what I saw, and can’t wait to get in there!
The ticket counter is on the left, you have to take the stairs down. Quite hidden, I must say, but Indians are helpful, just ask!
You won’t believe it! We had to pay 25 times more than the locals! Talk about double standards!
Everything is in English, so you don’t need to worry! You don’t need a guide either. All you need is time. This is the first thing you see once you’ve entered.
The entrance! Of course, there are shops on the left and right, which I didn’t even bother to have a look. I’m sure they are targeted at tourists, hence the price would be ridiculous!
My friend was intrigued though. I must say, I almost got under the spell too! They’re really pretty!
There are a few museums, such as Museum on India’s Struggle For Freedom, and Indian War Memorial Museum.
My favourite door! Just look at the intricate details, I think they’re really lovely.
The same door, captured with my Olympus camera. The one above was taken with my Samsung S4.
This was a breath of fresh air! The green lines form geometrical shapes and somehow…it felt like I was in a Science Centre or something.
This is another amazing architecture! I really, really love this!
This is one of my favourite shots! Look at the sun-kissed architecture. Oh this is love.
The thing about backpacking is I am always behind the camera, so we got help from a local couple. I approached the lady, thinking she would be better at taking pictures; apparently she’s hopeless. She passed my camera to her partner. Honestly, I can’t stand the unparalleled building, the truncated tree, blah blah blah. He didn’t even count! I ran to the guy, framed the shot for him, then ran back again and posed. Aaaaand this this the best shot. God.
Diwan-i-Khas is the prettiest hall in Red Fort!
Look at those details!
This is a bad shot, but take a look at the details on the marble!
I got all of them in one shot! From left: Moti Masjid, the hammam, Divan-i-Khas, Khas Mahal and the Rang Mahal.
Spending the whole day in Red Fort was tiring, but fulfilling. I saw this lady and thought of doing the same. You know what they say, “if you can’t beat them, join them”. It was getting dark, and since it was the first day in India, I didn’t want to take the risk. We made our way home before it got dark.