Skip to: Content
Skip to: Site Navigation
Skip to: Search


Global News Blog

Delhi's oases of green

A Monitor staff photographer finds some quiet amidst the hustle and bustle of one of India's largest cities.

By Staff photographer / November 30, 2011

Women in sarees and girls in modern dress (with their smartphone) walk outside Bara Gumbad, a 15th-century domed tomb, in Lodi Gardens.

Melanie Stetson Freeman/Staff

Enlarge

New Delhi, India

Life in New Delhi is loud and chaotic.

Skip to next paragraph

Recent posts

Drivers honk as bicycle rickshaws, pedestrians, and vehicles veer in and out of traffic. People crowd sidewalks, bus stops, bazaars.

Yet tucked away in the old part of India’s cultured capital are parks with ancient tombs and monuments, reminders of its past as the seat of a medieval empire.

These green spaces are sanctuaries, respites from the hustle outside their walls.

Families come to view the domed architecture and enjoy lawns, flowers, and trees. Vendors do a brisk business. Couples find some privacy.

They share space with runners, frisbee players, and strollers, especially in the cool of early morning or late afternoon.

Permissions

Read Comments

View reader comments | Comment on this story