One of many visual contradictions encountered in Delhi. There were stray dogs everywhere – so many that they simply blended into the mass of people and vehicles that left few voids to be occupied by any new body or object. This pooch found a private spot and added to the window dressing of one of New Delhi’s upscale clothiers.
Last week I visited India for the first International Conference on the Conservation of Sarus Cranes and Wetlands in Uttar Pradesh, at a center about 5 hours from Delhi. We had just one day in the city before heading home. Our hosts took us to this Madrasa and the artist below graciously allowed me to take a photograph of his work in progress.
I just returned from a very last minute and too-brief trip to an international conference on the Sarus Crane in Saifai, India. Here are a couple of photos from the adventure. A traditional and well known dance troupe performed for delegates of the conference on the first night. Our final day was spent on a whirlwind tour of Delhi, and I will sort and share photos in the days and weeks ahead.