We started walking from the library.
The roof is held up with angels (or women with wings) which are blowing what is looking trumpets. The figure on the end is an elephant. So how does the concept of angels emerge in Shia Islamic Oudh Art?
Now look at these metal mermaids. With wings no less. Holding up something that is no longer there, but I guess it was the crown. Looking amazing. But why fish tail here and not tentacles as in the shapes above? Curious indeed.
The plaster mermaids have not been restored yet. Or they might have been but not finished.
At the bottom of the right hand side gate, there is another mermaid, which has been defaced and also the sad pathetic disgusting paan spits. Horrible.
Elephants and Angels.
People flying kites off the Kaiserbagh.
A stooped backed fellow taking it easy? A beggar counting his takings? A mentally disturbed fellow? Just one of the millions of people who float about in the Indian Cities. Here is the slideshow with more photographs.