Throwback Thursday

I’ve been thinking a lot about India lately.  My first trip to India was in March of 1997 and my brother-in-law just got his visa and will be traveling to India soon.  I’m not sure where he’s going or how much free time he’ll have as he’s going on business.  I can only hope he gets as much out of his trip as I did mine.

Traveling to India from the US is a once in a lifetime experience for most Americans.  I was fortunate enough to go there more than once.  Here are a few more pictures from one of my trips in 1997.

The Red Fort or the Agra Fort is a 16th century walled in city located in Agra India not far from the Taj Mahal. It was the main residence of the emperors of the Mughal Dynasty until the 17th century when the capital was moved to Delhi.

Another view of the Red Fort. The fort has a great deal of historical importance in India.; it was once the capital of India and has seen many battles. For you Sherlock Holmes fans, the fort was featured in The Sign of the Four, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.


The above photo was taken in Mumbai, India. When I first visited India, people were still calling it Bombay (the name was changed to Mumbai in 1995). Even domestic airlines had Bombay printed on the tickets.


Here I am in Vadodara, a city in the Western Indian state of Gujarat.


  2 comments for “Throwback Thursday

  1. March 9, 2018 at 3:02 am

    Your photos are making ME nostalgic and I have never been to these places.

    I’ve only been to Delhi and Haryana on work related purposes and had little time for sightseeing. I have always wanted to travel to Agra and Jaipur; one holds the famous Taj Mahal, of course, while the other has equally majestic palaces and hosts the biggest literary festival in the Asian Subcontinent each year.

    • jrusoloward
      March 9, 2018 at 5:01 pm

      I regret not making it to Jaipur, but am glad I made time for Agra! I had friends in Delhi who took me there. I met them through work (I looked like Didi Anju’s younger sister who lived in Chicago).

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