November 9, 2010

[MyWorld] Portrait of a Redhead

She is a groundskeeper at Humayun's tomb in Delhi. I wondered what her world was to her, working on the grounds of this over 400-year-old site, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, seeing visitors from all over the world every single day. 


 Delhi, 2010

This was a small side entrance, and she seemed to be as fascinated by me as I was by her. She did not mind my taking pictures of her. 

A long view of the architectural splendor.


This is linked with MyWorld Tuesday and Ruby Tuesday.

32 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Fantastic post and photos as always, Francisca! Love seeing those of the guide! Terrific! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

Dina said...

Yes, your pictures make me wish we could hear her tell her story.

I like the "decoration" above the door. ;)

tapirgal said...

She is certainly part of the scenic quality here. I like your take on "My World" today. Also curious about the Jewish stars. Maybe they are a part of traditional Hindu symbology, that's how much I know about it.

Robin said...

What a fascinating place, and the groundskeeper has the most marvelously copper colored hair.

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EG Wow said...

How fascinating that she was interested in you too! But wait! I think you are very interesting too. :)

These are great photos of the groundskeeper!

Ebie said...

I love her sari too! What a great pose she did for you.

BLOGitse said...

What a surprise - looks so clean!
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Photo Cache said...

what a spectacular architecture. i'm guessing she's loving her job. who wouldn't?

have a lovely week.

Anja said...

That was a good idea to come back to your blog. Thank you for sharing these wonderful deep moment with the indian lady.

aka Penelope said...

This lady does make an intriguing figure and a great subject for your photos. The structure reminds me of the Taj Mahal and for a moment I imaged Princess Diana there beside the woman in blue.:)

J Bar said...

Terrific architecture.
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Birgitta "foto CHIP" said...

That is my experience also that we are all very curoius about each other - love that and your wonderful portrait of this woman :)
Was it henna in her hair?
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ρομπερτ said...

Heartfelt colours ! Great photography. Please have a good Tuesday.

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Carolyn Ford said...

Fabulous captures of a beautiful lady. She does certainly add to the colorful scene of this famous place.

Indrani said...

I am yet to visit this place, great shots and the lady definitely seems inquisitive.

VioletSky said...

I bet she has a lot of stories to share, but she lok a little shy, or reserved, to me.

Kay L. Davies said...

The word verification is fun sometimes, though. Would be hilarious to write a book with definitions of all the non-words.
When I first tried to look at this post, most of it wasn't there. Just a thumbnail of the first photo. Glad it all appeared.
I wish I could have seen you and the henna-haired lady studying one another. It would also be interesting to know what she thinks of all the people who come through there.
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Luna Miranda said...

such a grand structure. and the red-haired woman makes an imposing subject, too. terrific photos!

Lily Hydrangea said...

This looks like a beautiful place to visit & your capture of the women makes it even more interesting.

chubskulit said...

Wow even her hair is red.

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Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Wonderful story and pictures...

I don't know why it surprised me that someone in India should dye her hair .... The simple mention of it just made me think a little bit about ... how women are women everywhere. (Of course I would have always said I believed that .. but then why did I find myself surprised?

Hilda said...

That outrageously red hair made me smile. Matches the beautiful building she takes care of though, and it looks great with her sky blue sari.

Sciarada said...

Buongiorno Francisca, in a single second can take the intense harmonies that make interesting special moments, by your photos I think you have experienced this harmony!

jabblog said...

Interesting subject. I wonder if she sometimes hopes for a quiet day when she won't have to clear up all the time.

indicaspecies said...

Lovely post. Humayun's Tomb is a fantastic monument and good that you have been able to see more than that structure.

Kaori said...

I've always wanted to be a red head! I wonder if it's just a regular building for her...lovely shots, Francisca :-)

JM said...

She wasn't there when I visited the site or I would have definitely noticed her. She's wonderful!

ladyfi said...

Wow - stunning shots indeed! And her face has a thousand stories to tell.

Ann said...

Is she a naturally red head or did she dye her hair with henna.

Cildemer said...

Wow! Wonderful pics! Would like to see this marvelous place for real;o)
Thanks for sharing.


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Evelyn said...

Fascinating place, beautiful.

Joanne said...

I don't recall seeing her, I'm sure I would have seen her she is amazing, the colour of her hair is unusual in this part of the world:)