Photo Essay – The Rebirth of an Old House, Old Delhi
[Text and photos by Mayank Austen Soofi]
In Delhi, there is a place called Old Delhi. In Old Delhi, there are many, many narrow alleys, so narrow that the sun never penetrates into them. One such narrow lane has an old house. It has old doors, old windows, old tiles, old fireplaces, old dust-covered books, old mirrors and even old-style wash basins (see picture 19 below). It has multiple sets of staircases, multiple sets of balconies, and multiple sets of terraces. The faded blue walls look like Pacific Ocean.
The old house, however, usually remains empty.
Now, a family is moving in and the old house is being made new. Some early elements have already been replaced. New elements are being added. The house will soon regain life. The Delhi Walla captures this delicate time in shift.