This shot was taken at a Souvenir Shop in Chatta Chowk Bazaar inside the Red Fort,Old Delhi.This is a historical bazaar dating back to the Mughal Period, when the ladies from the Royal Family used to do shopping in the Bazaar.
Some tidbits about the Chatta Chowk Bazaar.
The famous Chatta Chowk (covered market),was built by Shah Jahan, inside the confines of the Red Fort in Delhi.As Shah Jahan decided to build the Red Fort (1638-48) in Delhi, he wanted to have all the amenities, especially for the 100s of members of the Mughal harem, although the Emperor himself had only three wives, including the Lady of the Taj – Empress Mumtaz Mahal. One of the favourite pastimes of women is shopping. But the Mughal women of rank seldom ventured outside, and usually shopkeepers came to the palace to display the wares. But then, the fun of bargaining and the sharing gossip with their friends was lost.
Shah Jahan knew this weakness of his harem and found that in Persian fortresses like that of Isfahan, there were bazaars, known better as covered markets, to cater to the ladies and the nobles of the regime. Usually, the ‘Ladies Day’ was restricted to one day in a week, as it was taboo to have male shopkeepers around when the women shopped.
Also, a lot of precautions needed to be taken, like having the wives of shopkeepers to welcome them and show them the display, as you cannot have them wearing veils while buying the items. Shah Jahan himself had seen one such market inside the Mughal fort at Peshawar.
Bazaars, in 17th century India, were normally in the open air. A covered bazaar, although of a design common to West Asia, was an innovation in India. He instructed Mukarmat Khan, who was supervising the construction of the Red Fort, to build a similar covered market there. When it was completed, Shah Jahan was greatly impressed, as its design was suitable for the hot climate of Delhi.
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pajaran (62590) 2013-05-12 0:27
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na suvenire.
Dobar snimak, kontrast, lepe boje.
Imajte lep dan za odmor, sve najbolje.
Very interesting and good text with the given data ...
A nice view of the souvenirs.
Good picture, contrast, beautiful colors.
Have a great rest day, all the best.
ChrisJ (116136) 2013-05-12 1:18
A nice tightly framed shot of the religious paraphernalia with Ganesh and Buddha clearly visible. Good sharpness and the golden hues are nice. I also like the repetition of patterns and shapes. Tfs!
mjw364 (1434) 2013-05-12 1:48
Colourful shot and typical of so many shops in India in some ways. It brought back memories of shops I visited in Goa, thought they tended to be full of silver jewelery.
Romano46 (18472) 2013-05-12 1:54
una foto simpatica, bella e soprattutto ricca di colore, una testimonianza dei souvenir in voga nella città di Delhi.
Ottima luce e buona nitidezza concorrono alla validità della foto.
Ciao e buona giornata
snunney (101778) 2013-05-12 2:55
A very interesting note to accompany this well presented image. The image is judiciously cropped making good use of the bangles as an unusual and apt frame. I like the warm colours and excellent detail to be seen.
williewhistler (16398) 2013-05-12 3:29
Hello Farhat,the variety of such colourful items make such a fine photograph,you have made an excellent shot of this lovely shop display. Well done.
Best wishes Les.
danos (99902) 2013-05-12 3:47
nice the view of all these constructions in this Souvenir Shop in Chatta Chowk Bazaar.I like the variety of the exhibitions as the excellent light and colour management of the bench.
ikeharel (73561) 2013-05-12 3:54
The colors here are most enchanting, Farhat.
The items on display are fascinating gold tones with mix of many others colors. Afiest to the eyes.
m (0) 2013-05-12 4:26
I miss those little shops with Ganesha figures and other souvenires from Asia, there's a special atmosphere about all that. Nice snapshot, thanks for sharing.
Miguel82 (27646) 2013-05-12 4:44
Colorful stall with many items Farhat in Shahjahanabad, Old Delhi, good light, contrast and sharpness
Have a good We
Sergiom (82971) 2013-05-12 4:52
Nous sommes vraiment au royaume du clinquant. Le plaisir des yeux pour les touristes avides de souvenirs. J'aime le traitement des couleurs très vives.
cornejo (43891) 2013-05-12 5:56
Hi Farhat, very good picture of this beautiful and interesting bazaar, very well captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good evening and happy start to the week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Nicou (145294) 2013-05-12 10:05
quelle vue sueprbe image quelle dorures dans cette boutique et ce rendu sur ces objets merveilleuse image et cadrage.
Bravo et amitié
mcmtanyel (24593) 2013-05-12 19:27
Nice patterns, beautiful colors and an interesting POV. A pleasant sight to look at. TFS.
Fis2 (100828) 2013-05-12 23:57
Good reportorial photo,
I like frame and colors.
Greetings from Poland.
adramad (47022) 2013-05-13 6:58
A wonderful composition with a rich compositional, which offers a multitude of objects to delight the eye with all of these works of craftsmanship.
A great composition and very nice colorful image.
Great sharpness and good management of the light.
Have a good day.
clic (17421) 2013-05-13 7:52
This is a feast of exotic "tidbits", as you often write, so colourful and displayed with intense depth provided by the rings lineup seen at right of picture!
rychem (38265) 2013-05-13 11:17
What a richness of souvenirs! Excellent photo with great lighting and details, perfectly done
Silvio1953 (146807) 2013-05-13 12:27
Ciao Farhat, lovely composition with a lot of interesting objects, fanrtastic colors, fine details and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
chrisvek (7001) 2013-05-13 12:30
That's an excellent and so colorful image.Perfect saturation and great lightning usage.Well done for this result
Have a nice week
jacquest (18927) 2013-05-13 14:45
This is an excellent presentation of this souvenir stand. The tight framing gives a good sense of the abundance of articles. Good light, colors and sharpness.
jcpix (13930) 2013-05-13 16:17
Quite a bit to take in here, the many colors and souvenirs in this tight framing are almost overwhelming. :) I always enjoy being able to see and get a sense for the local flavor of a city or region, it's so much different than anything I'm accustomed to in my surroundings. Nice detail and sharpness throughout, and I like how you've taken up a lower point of view to be just above the table top. Thanks for sharing a look inside the bazar. Have a great day.
Waylim (25502) 2013-05-13 17:13
This is really a cool shot, one of your best, A nice way to use the display of the souvenir shop to creat such a good image with really good composition. Lots of color and lots of details to appreciate.
maloutim (9639) 2013-05-13 21:29
This is a very interesting post as usual, with an informative note and a colourful picture.
I recognise the goods and layouts of a bazaar stall, but this looks very luxurious, with the gold and very ornate goods.
Thanks for sharing.
eldancer1 (36343) 2013-05-14 7:54
This a great collection of souvenirs! And thanks for the wonderful information, yes, learn something new everyday through photographs. I like your pov and it has good dof with sharp details. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.
nikkitta (17066) 2013-05-14 13:06
well presented capture of the colorful souvenir shop, interesting mix of religions Buddha and Ganesha along with the golden wristband
i have a masc of Ganesha very similar to second from the left on the upper file
greetings and tfs
kato (11630) 2013-05-16 5:25
This is an interesting souvenir shop, so we can see a variety of small Buddha statue sculpture and the mask of a variegated expression. It is likely to take time to choose and buy a pleasing article out of this. The whole is balanced well by a good/bright color combination.
jemaflor (99171) 2013-05-18 8:22
Good depth effect with these circles in the right side of the photo, Perfect sharpness and colors management, tfs.
mirosu (16273) 2013-05-20 0:35
Excellent photo from typical Indian bazar. I like it. reminds to m y many past trips to your country. Thank you.
You have captured it in excellent light and very good focussing. The tight crop is perfect.
Urs (14082) 2013-05-26 6:56
Excellent Pov of the souvenir shop with superb light management producing vibrant colour hues. It is the usual Tibetan items, but it reminds you, where you have been.
Cricri (121333) 2013-05-26 9:38
Un beau magasin de souvenirs, intéressant et très attirant par le choix et les couleurs, belle présentation
tomi1 (2218) 2013-11-11 17:32
All these statues mostly for the indian are based in a religion. The handcraft ever amazes us! The buyers certainly will keep everything connecting the present time to the past. Warm regards. Domingos
- Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) (17167)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-11
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon PowerShot S100
- Exposure: f/3.2, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-05-12 0:22