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Atget’s Corner – 791-795, 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. Five randomly picked pictures from this collection are regularly 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 791 to 795.

791. Lodhi Gardens

Park Bench

792. Place Unknown

City Life – Glorified Golf Carts, Around Town

793. Jor Bagh

Right of Admission Reserved

794. Pragati Maidan


795. Haji Hotel

City Landmark - Haji Hotel, Motor Parts Market