i spent a good part of the day at jama masid, india's largest mosque that was also built under the rule of shah jahan, the force behind the taj mahal. the tower to the left is open for visitors, so i ventured up as the sun was going down.
before going up the tower, i spent some time learning basics about islam, which i know nothing about. this is part of the ten laws (or atleast as i was told by one of the students at the mosque) where adherents must wash before prayer. but more on this later.
this kid kept asking for his picture to be taken. this is his best. another nice thing about digital: one can afford to waste pictures.
i almost got pushed off into the shaft for the staircase by a big indian man. they need to do a better job about regulating the number of people up there at once, cause i had no room to stand.
anyway, a good representation of the expansiveness of delhi.