Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Exploring!

We've been exploring a lot lately with my sis here. I haven't had many opportunities to go out and take pics and do things like this lately b/c I was super pregnant, so it's been fun :)
We went to a temple near our house yesterday and it had some really interesting things to take pictures of - like these bells!
This guy below is a pundit (Hindu priest) and he ties red strings on people's wrists. The strings are supposed to protect you among a few other things.
We went to a fun Minar that's in our city too. It's famous and really old!
For those of you that watch the TV show "Fringe", they mentioned this iron pillar (below) in an episode a couple of weeks ago. It's a really old Iron Pillar that's made of 98% pure iron and was said to have been built between 375 & 413!! It's said to be one of the world's foremost metallurgical curiosities (whatever that means :)). The language that's on it is a language that isn't used anymore.
Aashini had a blast running all around the complex. There was a lot of grass and some hills there and she LOVED it!
Here we are at the Minar :)
A few days ago we went to the Window Mosque. We were able to get on the roof this time :) The roof is really cool :)
We had lots of fun on the roof :)
... and I took a million pictures!
I've taken a ton of pictures :) You can see a lot more HERE!

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Carie said...

Andrea, your pictures are really amazing!!! You have an amazing eye for the right angles and everything!! I love that your sis got to come hang out and meet Diya and help you out.

SouthAsiaRocks said...

awww thanks Carie :)

Erin G said...

love aashini's little ponytail! and the bell picture is beautiful.

what in the world is that first picture of?

Emily said...

That picture of you and Alison in front of the minar looks fake. :) I am very intrigued about history of that iron post thing, especially the language not used anymore. Very neat!

Deanna said...

Very cool!!!

Shannon said...

Those are some awesome photos! Thanks for sharing them - and I'm glad you've been able to get back out now that you're not pregnant anymore :)

Bryan said...

Great pics, Andrea!!! Someday you will have to take us to all of these cool places.

Kara said...

Awesome pictures! I love seeing Diya's little hand peeking out from the carrier! How cute. Looks like lots of fun...

SouthAsiaRocks said...

Erin - the first picture is of the roof of a tent at a market - it was so cool looking!

Bryan - anytime!