Delhi only became India’s capital city in 1911 under British rule. As part of this move a new city, now known as New Delhi, was founded and officially inaugurated on 9th February 1931.
Planned by renowned British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker it stands in stark contrast to the crowded and narrow streets of Old Delhi. With its wide boulevards, neo-classical government/public buildings and large open green spaces you could be forgiven for thinking that you were in a sophisticated European capital city like Paris or London…….well, except for the heat, humidity, auto-rickshaws (tuc-tucs) and the white Ambassador cars used for decades by the Indian government to ferry ministers and other officials around the city:
© Mark Simms Photography (2014)