Thursday, November 19, 2015

1975 Roberta's Chandni Chowk, Delhi postcard

Chandni Chowk. according to Wikipedia, is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India. The Chandni Chowk is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station and the monument Red Fort is located within the Chandni Chowk. Built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor of India Shah Jahan, and designed by his daughter Jahan Ara, the market was once divided by canals (now closed) to reflect moonlight, and it remains one of India's largest wholesale markets.
Chandni Chowk, Delhi postcard - mailed 1975
1975 Roberta's Chandni Chowk, Delhi postcard
[about 11/18/75 addressed to Wells Mfg.]

Hi!  This is "main" street in Delhi!  There are very few cars but alot of buses they are so crowded the Indians are actually hanging out the windows!!  I've met 2 really nice Indian people – one went to Ohio State to college!

Cows wander here & there – part of Delhi pretty modern – but then other parts – MASS POVERTY!  Am getting along fine & hope the same is true for all of you – Love, Berta

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