Land, City and Sky


by Samir Alam

Delhi encompasses a vast geographic area across diverse developmental boundaries that seems to bleed into each other in places. This diversity of topography, constructions and lives finds a unique view against the volatile skies of the unusual weather of the region. However with vibrant colors in its concrete pallet and surprising hues on its stained canvas, the city still holds some visual surprises for its admirers.

Yamuna riverside reflects the bustling neighborhood of Batla House.

Limited stretch of open land remain in the fast developing outskirts of Delhi.

Sunset as it appears to set over mountain like debris at Purana Quilla, Delhi.

Even the low rise, congested ghettos like constructs on the Yamuna Bank form a skyline of their own against the setting sun.

An uncommon "outsiders" view of the landlocked city of Delhi, as seen from the Yamuna Bank.

Vast areas of land in Okhla Bank used for bio-fuel production (cow paddy) makes for textured viewing against the summer sky.

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~ by samiralam on August 29, 2010.

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