|The skein of rainbow rayon yarn being wound into a ball. I bought this yarn in Kota.|
|I had an audience of several men and an urchin while sitting on our packs and knitting, waiting for the train from Agra to Delhi.|
Today in Delhi we visited the Red Fort which is very similar to the Agra Fort. It's not in as good condition however because it's been used as army and security forces barracks almost continuously for the past 500 years. Only fairly recently have the buildings inside been given the same care and attention as those in Agra.
|You can see the inner wall and main "Lahore" gate behind me. For those of you curious about my knitting progress, I'm wearing the triangular shawl made from the Singaporean yarns which I finished during our time in Kota.|
|This man is re-doing the floral paintings in a vaulted ceiling.|
There were some good examples of some restored pietra dura:
|Look closely at the edges of the flowers and you can see how the marble was damaged by gouging out precious colours.|
|There would have been water running through this building in the channel. Look up at the ceiling and see some of the mirror work.|
Within about an hour there were a few street sweepers with big brooms, pushing the garbage into smaller piles that were then carted away--all done by hand.
The same view in the middle of the afternoon:
|This street scene is proving better than television!|