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)
7 Responses to “New Delhi”
I really like the treatments you’ve given the black and whites Mark! 🙂
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If I didn’t know any better I’d say these were captured 50 years ago. Amazing how time has stopped there. Great captures Mark.
Well the antique sepia applied in pp helps with the old world look. Other parts of Delhi are very modern and would rival most cities in the West.
These are superb; I can really ‘feel’ the oppressive heat in the clever way you have captured and post-processed these!
Thanks Michael….the contrasty sepia treatment does work well to bring out the heat and oppression.