Atget’s Corner – 396-400, Delhi Photos
The visible city.
[By Mayank Austen Soofi]
Delhi is a voyeur’s paradise and The Delhi Walla also makes pictures.
I take photos of people, streets, flowers, eateries, drawing rooms, tombs, landscapes, buses, colleges, Sufi shrines, trees, animals, autos, libraries, birds, courtyards, kitchens and old buildings. My archive of more than 25,000 photos showcases Delhi’s ongoing evolution. Each day five randomly picked pictures from this collection will be put up on the pages of this website.
The series is named in the memory of French artist Eugène Atget (1857-1927), who, in the words of a biographer, was an “obsessed photographer determined to document every corner of Paris before it disappeared under the assault of modern improvements.”
Here are Delhi photos numbered 396 to 400.
397. Nehru Place
398. Green Park
399. Defence Colony
400. Outside Old Delhi Railway Station
pic no. 399 reminds me : Indian cities need far more condom vending machines than are presently installed in obscure corners. The one at Central Secretariat Metro Station is usually well stocked but requires the user to insert EXACT change. That can be a bit of a problem.
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