To say it took our collective breaths away would be an understatement. The style, the painstaking symmetry, the detailing, the idea, the execution, the sheer effort of creating and maintaining a monument of that size is testimony enough to the perseverance of the human mind. But what positively was the icing was the way the volunteers handled the crowd (a very significant one at that).
Brilliant. Brilliant. Simply Brilliant.
Patient prompts. Gentle guidance. Soft assurance. Smiling authority.
For a person who has been to a LOT of temples and experienced the ‘paid-darshan’ routine, the simplicity and the whole-hearted devotion of the volunteers touched a chord.
So, all you non Delhiites, rest assured of being escorted to atleast two places when you come a-visiting:
b) Red Fort for its awesome sound and light show
Drenched in History
Memories in your ancient walls
You try to bind me to you
With soft whispers
From the ages past
And on another note, it is that elephant sized bird brained ignoramus’ birthday today.
(Yup, thats her trying to sneak into our room via the window when the main door AND the porch door were both open... but thats just her)
Happy Birthday Mugs
Shine on you Crazy Diamond…