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Old March 13th, 2008, 07:55 AM   #1081
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Great picture... why do they always paint those yellow/black, white/black stripes on the curbs? makes it tacky.



They are called Battenburg markings. The color scheme has a scientific angle and not necessarily an aesthetic one.

Yellow has least dispersion and the human eye is most sensitive to yellow color.
Black is the farthest to yellow in the color table. So, an alternate marking of black and yellow increases the conspicuity.

To put it in layman`s words, one can clearly see the markings of yellow+black better than most other color combinations
even while moving at high speeds.
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Old March 13th, 2008, 03:20 PM   #1082
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The best pictures of Delhi ive seen in ages!
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Old March 13th, 2008, 10:19 PM   #1083
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Old March 14th, 2008, 12:52 PM   #1084
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Old March 14th, 2008, 05:04 PM   #1085
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Old March 14th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #1086
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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:53 AM   #1087
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Thread posted in international forums here: New Delhi, India -- Changing of the Guards Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace)

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I found these pics posted on another site -- an interesting little photologue showing the awesome Indo-Saracenic architecture of Lutyen's New Delhi.

This area of New Delhi comprises the Parliament, Rashtrapati Bhavan (Presidential Palace, residence of the President of India), Rajpath (Kings Way, which connects India Gate to R.B.), and the Secretariat buildings.

Rashtrapati Bhavan is the large domed structure in the latter pics, where the relief ceremony takes place. The road and building in the beginning of the photos is the Rajpath and one of the Secretariat buildings, two of which flank the road.

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The Changing of the Guards ceremony dates back several hundred years. The ceremony features The President's Bodyguard, the Indian Army's oldest and senior most regiment, as well as India's Household Calvary regiment, raised in 1773 and with traditions dating back over a hundred years earlier, as well as soldiers from the Rajputana Rifles, India's senior most rifles regiment, raised in 1775.

Soldiers of the band and marching contingents are assigned from different regiments for duty over a short period of time in rotation. It is considered an especial honor for the regiment and is a matter of great pride. The following pictures of the ceremony, the Regimental Contingent features soldiers from the Assam Regiment, one of India's youngest but one of the most decorated infantry regiments, which was raised in 1941 and is composed of soldiers from and draws traditions from the India's northeast states.


The Changing of the Guards ceremony takes place every morning, but on Saturday mornings a larger traditional ceremony is held. At 0615, the sounds of martial music, marching of footsteps and hoof beats arise from within the complex and the New Guard comprising a contingent of Indian Army Regiment (in this case, Assam Rifles), Rajputana Rifles and mounted troops of The President's Bodyguard accompanied by the regimental brass band emerge on to Rajpath, marching to the strains of "Vijay Bharat," while the Old Guard marches off to "Sare Jahan Se Achha"

The two Guards meet and Compliments are paid by the New Guard, which assumes charge. The balance of the Old Guard marches off along with the band playing "Amar Jawan."
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The marching out of the New Guard:



























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The march out down Rajpath to the Rashtrapati Bhavan:















The Changing of the Guards ceremony in front of Rashtrapati Bhavan:





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The New Guard salutes the Old Guard:







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The Old Guard marches out:













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Old March 16th, 2008, 10:37 AM   #1088
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awesome pics man..
i so much want to watch that thing live..

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Old March 16th, 2008, 03:52 PM   #1089
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Superb pics man..Changing of Guards pics r juz amazing..Pics like these make everybody proud..Keep 'em cmng..

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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:05 PM   #1090
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Excellent photos on Rastrapathi Bhavan.
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Old March 16th, 2008, 04:22 PM   #1091
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:08 PM   #1092
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@ Jai, Awesome images! That's one of the things along with the Mughal Gardens in the Rashtrapati Bhavan that I still have to check out.

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Looking towards Netaji Nagar
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Looking at the Khan Market area. That's Humayuun Road on the left and there's a cemetry in the middle of the image. The building in white is the Lok Nayak Bhawan
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Old March 22nd, 2008, 08:12 PM   #1093
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I just don't get why they have to paint those ugly stripes on the curbs.. I have never seen stripes painted on curbs in the US, Japan or China. It just makes the whole place seem so tacky
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 01:50 AM   #1094
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I just don't get why they have to paint those ugly stripes on the curbs.. I have never seen stripes painted on curbs in the US, Japan or China. It just makes the whole place seem so tacky
Thats because the kerb height in US is much smaller hence does not pose any real hazard whereas in India they are much higher requiring them to be marked for obstacle warning or at least thats what i think!
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 02:51 AM   #1095
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I just don't get why they have to paint those ugly stripes on the curbs.. I have never seen stripes painted on curbs in the US, Japan or China. It just makes the whole place seem so tacky
Why do you have to reiterate yourself over and over again in this thread? Sure it looks tacky and LS already replied to your concerns.

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view of the India Gate area. The dome on the left is the Hyderabad House and in the back you can see the Purana Qila/Old fort.
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Old March 23rd, 2008, 09:16 PM   #1096
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wow! Just super photos!
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Old March 26th, 2008, 04:52 PM   #1097
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Wonderful pics, thanks.

A refurbished CP building.
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Old March 31st, 2008, 02:31 AM   #1098
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Driving around the India Gate circle. Right ahead is the Jaipur house that contains the National gallery of modern art.
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Tughlakabad Fort on the southern border of Delhi
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Old April 2nd, 2008, 09:56 PM   #1099
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Fab photos!

New Delhi is beautiful.
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great pictures everyone. I would like to post some of my own.

A row of buildings in CP


Gopaldas building


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