Cycling, Monsoon, Photography And A Little Bit of History

As the cool breeze hits you on the face you cycle down a hill, with intermittent rain falling on you and occasionally as you pass from under a tree the very breeze shakes some drops off of the leaves almost flirtatiously on to you. There is no match for cycling in the monsoons and if you are brave enough you will cycle about eight kilometers one way from your home to reach the beautiful Yamuna road in Agra, one side of which is walled by the majestic, huge Agra fort and the other side lies the river Yamuna, which brims, thanks to a good rainfall beyond which lies one of the wonders of the world the Taj Mahal. Yes there are uphill battles but there are also downhill joys. In the end cycling through those glistening, wet roads, breathing in that early morning air is all worth it if you manage to capture your experience in some pictures to share with everyone.

 

Slopes in roads are like Karma. What goes around, comes around.

 

The vintage looking lamp posts were a feature added by the previous Akhilesh Yadav led government.

 

When nature frames history.

 

 

As the debate regarding Mughal contribution to history rages on with efforts of some of the governments in India, instates and centre both, there can be no doubt over the impact of Mughals in India and specially in Agra. These monuments are examples of architectural marvel but also of unbridled imperialism. We can enjoy History or analyse it but we can’t erase it.
-Sumit

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