Old Delhi,

An Entrance to Friday Mosque

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My fondest memory of a visit to Old Delhi was waiting in our hired taxi at a left turn signal in city traffic, ...behind an elephant.  Not much later, we arrived at Jumma Mashjid, the Friday Mosque, a beautiful pile of delicate pink Agra sandstone put together by the great ruler Shah Jahan starting in 1644.

My guide and translator explained that Old Delhi formerly was the new Delhi, before New Delhi was built on the ruins of an older city.  The place is timeless.   Four thousand years of Delhis.  He also had many relatives who ran rug shops and served great snacks!  A delightful guide and a delightful day.


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