Sunday, January 10, 2010

Christmas Eve

The afternoon of December 24th, the mission gathered in Old Delhi. The elders were organized into teams and went on a scavenger hunt while the seniors and Brother and Sister Manley took a tour of part of Old Delhi. We all met at the Karim Restaurant after and enjoyed some good Indian food. We got home late and tired, but it was an enjoyable, albeit very different, Christmas Eve this year.

You can see the Jama mosque and its minaret that is on the edge of Old Delhi. The plan was to go in, but it didn't work out that way. There are specific times for non-Muslims to enter and we didn't make it.

Within Old Delhi, we went to the oldest temple in Delhi, a Jain Temple. I stayed outside with Brother Manley and tried to get a picture of a mongoose that was running around, but had no luck. This is not part of the temple, just an interesting door on the way.

Yup, Sister Tanner loves doors.

We passed a gal doing ironing. Enlarge the picture and you can see coals glowing in the lower part of the iron.

Almost every neighborhood we've been in that is middle class or higher has one or more people that make their living doing ironing using an applicance like the one shown here.

How many vegtables, fruits, and herbs can you count in this picture? Whatever is in the blue bag is a mystery. See the answer at the bottom of the post.

In the spice market area, bags of red chilis. The air and smell was something else as everyone in our group was coughing from the spices.

Part of the spice market.

A short walking video in Old Delhi.

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