"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)


Feat Of Clay..

From Tingmosgang to Basgo,
a centuries-old monastic fort complex, built of mud rather than stone.

 Though Norvo, our driver, had seen it all many times before,
many, many times before..

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It’s the fort that counts..


I had visited Delhi once before,
In January 2006, when I travelled to India for the first time.

That holiday was not my idea: I was more than a little averse to the plan.
But my sister was determined that she and her husband would go
And just as determined that I should accompany them.

It was an experience which changed my life.
But that is another story..

My earlier visit to Delhi coincided with Republic Day and the Red Fort had been closed to the public.

This time security was still prioritised:

But in a more relaxed fashion.

Meanwhile Robin, my kind travel-buddy and helper, experienced and enjoyed Delhi and its Red Fort for the very first time.

All pictures taken at the Red Fort, Delhi.