Friday, January 23, 2009

Photo Essay – Sky Spotting, Around Town

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Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

In love with the deceitful season.

[Text and pictures by Mayank Austen Soofi]

There are a few things which are definitely not Delhi. Like a blue sky. However, each year just when the winter is dying and the summer is about to take over the city, there is a short spell of forgery. The sky turns to a shade of blue that’s a tad first-world-ish.

It was during such a season that I was walking in Sardar Patel Marg when I suddenly looked up at the sky. The earth shook. Delhi disappeared. Bye bye DTC buses, bye bye Jama Masjid, bye bye Connaught Place, bye bye Khan Market.

I was carried away to a metropolis of my dreams. A city where the air is fresh, the trees green, the clouds cottony. Where there are no beggars, no slums, no heat, no dust. Where the sky is forever blue.

However, such deceitful days never last long. Soon we'll have summers. And along with it - the sand storms, the power shortages, and the grey sky. We’ll be back in Delhi.

The fun starts now

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

That's blue

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

That's blue, too

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

Isn't it beautiful?

December Sky

Are we in Delhi?

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

Really, are we in Delhi?

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

Yes, this is Delhi

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

Just a slice

Sky Spotting

Hint of the sky

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

Untainted sky

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

It's magic

Jantar ka Mantar

Look, the heaven is close

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

Kissing the sky

Kissing the Sky

Blue backdrop

November Sky

Almost there

Searching for a Tree

Spot it

Apartment Blues

God-like

Photo Essay – Sky Watching, Around Town

6 comments:

Rima Kaur said...

which camera? sony...??? that bird got captured well.

AnhtroCat said...

I am so glad to see the blue sky in Delhi! I stayed in South Del nov and dec and did not see too much blue sky then.. I enjoy your blog, been blogging a bit about Delhi myself.. peace Johanna from Sweden
www.anthromodernity.com

Raluca Sidon said...

When is the winter fading away in Delhi? I could't live without a blue sky...

Anonymous said...

I remember it oh so well.... the best time to go up to your terrace, put a charpai and bask in the sunlight, maybe take a nap or two....
Its a shame we cant have a blue sky all year long...

njoy while is lasts.... :P

Rishi Who said...

Your simple pics really tell a meaning ful story. The pics are so real. Atleast to a delhi wall, who stays in delhi and passes through a lot of your pics with out realising the transition, the change you are talking about. It's the duration of 'clear sky', which is getting shorter and shorter in delhi.
Nicely said. Nicely clicked.

a n k | t said...

O Delhi, My Delhi , O how I love you so...