Indian Impressions

Some German Views -- by Till Westermayer

These pictures were taken in October, 2000 by Till Westermayer, while visiting Delhi, Agra and Varanasi with an exchange project of the Institute for Sociology, Albert-Ludwigs-University, Freiburg. If one thing is true about India, it's the perception of the big differences inside the subcontinental state. These big differences between rich and poor, western and eastern, etc. mark the endpoints of a large range of Indian realities. Twenty pictures can only show a small range. So these pictures represent some of my personal experiences with northern India, but nothing else. Fell free to comment on the pictures (just send an e-mail).

airport at night
Delhi international airport at night
Avrali guest house
Avrali guest house -- full of flowers
house lizards
House lizards helping with moskitos
cold water
A basic good: water
dussehra festival
Fireworks at the Dussehra festival
cow at neon night
A fast-food cow in the neon night
'Say no to printed posters!'
rolling market
Market on the road Delhi-Agra
taxi rikscha place
Waiting taxi rikschas
colourful market
Colourful market in front of the Taj Mahal
taj mahal: on stage
People on stage at Taj Mahal
Have a break!
Have a break!
Delhi: Lal Kot columns
Columns in the Lal Kot area of Delhi
traffic in Old Delhi
Traffic in the center of Old Delhi
electric religion
Electricity and religion (village n Varanasi)
sleeping dog
A sleeping dog (village near Varanasi)
medical station
The medical station (village near Varanasi)
sunraise on river ganges
Sunraise on the river Ganges
temples at Varanasi ghats
Temples at the Varanasi ghats (Ganges)
street scene in Varanasi
Crowded street scene in Varanasi