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Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international mushroom consultants. MEMOIRS about husband Pieter Vedder, who was a SCIENTIFIC PIONEER in Mushroom Cultivation Education. His practical handbook is in 8 languages and is called the MUSHROOM BIBLE: https://mariettesbacktobasics.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-mushroom-growing-2020-harvesting.html

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Red Fort of Agra short Video

 Upon completing our consulting period for Pond's India Ltd...


Red Fort of Agra UNESCO World Heritage Site
If you click through to viewing on YouTube and on your PC, you see information below with clickable points.
We started our day at 5:30 on August 8, 1994 with our journey from Delhi, to Agra.
That was some 225 km to the south east over a divided highway, with concrete division.
We never had seen an elephant as a means of transport, or the huge black camels...
So many animals on the road and so much noise.
We kept the windows of our Ambassador closed due to the air conditioning, which was a blessing for the noise and also for keeping some of the stench of animal manure, away from our nostrils.
Wearing my The Bridge saddlebag, from Australia that my sister Diny's rabbit tasted after we had gone back to The Netherlands in September of 1994...


Related link to previous post by me:

My 5th Consulting Trip to India & Visit of Taj Mahal

Lalitha Mahal and Maharaja Palace Mysore  2 minute video

Sister Diny's Rabbit LOVED my Saddlebag from The Bridge Italy 

20 comments:

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    1. Dearest Anne,
      That sure was a very interesting outing and getting to know more about India's rich history.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  2. Hello Mariette, This video, elephant and all, is much livelier than your previous one. The detail on the fort is impressive, and it is nice to seem them still working stone the old-fashioned way, completely by hand.
    --Jim

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    1. Dearest Jim,
      You are absolutely right and only after you mentioned the absence of people, which is so unique in India, did I notice that we were the only ones there.
      This was quite a challenge for survival on that divided highway and so noisy. They even at times went through the broken up division, against the traffic on the other side! We Westerners would not dare to do such things and that with all the holy cows in-between. A different and very noisy world. The Red Fort in Agra is a study in itself and mind boggling how they designed and built it back then.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  3. Oh my what a wonderful video! Looks like people move right along on the roads and no crack ups. The intricate carving into the stone amazes me.
    Thank you for sharing. I am checking out now some previous posts I have missed.
    Hugs to you , Betsy

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    1. Dearest Betsy,
      Thank you and glad you enjoyed these few insights into a magical culture.
      The traffic in a way is miraculous!
      That stone carving is like making lace work out of stone... incredible skill and patience.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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    1. Dearest Jo-Anne,
      Thank you, it is something that most people never get to view...
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  5. What a wonderful souvenir of your time in India. Lovely memories still kept alive on video.
    Thank you Mariette for sharing.

    God bless always.

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    1. Dearest Victor,
      Yes, this certainly was an almost regal ending of our work period.
      We treasure these memories by means of this short video.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  6. What an amazing video to have to look back on! Such a special experience even if it was so different to anything you had seen before! :)

    Hope that you had a wonderful Christmas are enjoying the last day of 2020 :)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Dearest Mica,
      This short video is a precious thing to have as a fond memory.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  7. Great video! Sceneries on the street are certainly different. It’s interesting to see the elephant as a part of a daily life there. Red Fort of Agra looks like a great site to visit. The view from there is stunning!
    Thank you for sharing the video, Mariette. Great memories for you :-)

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    1. Dearest Tamago,
      Oh, the traffic on the road and means of transportation was indeed very different from what we know.
      The Red Fort of Agra indeed was a wonderful experience! The video is perfect for keeping memories alive.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  8. Stone carvings of old buildings are preserved amazingly well. They are stunning.

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    1. Dearest RTC,
      Yes, those artfully stone carvings on the ages old buildings are very well preserved.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  9. Dear Mariette,

    i wish you and Peter a happy new year 2021. Stay well

    Best regards
    Bernhard

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    1. Dearest Bernhard,
      Thank you and the very same for you and yours from Pieter and me.
      Hugs,
      Mariette

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  10. Por un feliz ¡AÑO NUEVO 2021! para ti y toda tu familia.

    Un saludo desde Salamanca.

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    1. Querida Villa,
      ¡Deseándote a ti y a los tuyos un Feliz Año Nuevo!
      Abrazos,
      Mariette

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