The Red Fort in New Delhi served as the main residence of the Mughal Emperors. On the Independence day of India, the Prime Minister hoists the Indian “tricolour flag” at the main gate of the fort.
The fort was built between 1639 and 1648 by the architect Lahouri. He used a Indo-Islamic Mughal architecture. Of course the name comes from the use of the red sandstone.
As part of our Vietnam bike tour, my friend and I took advantage of a few extra days to check out the other parts of the market. With no immediate way to keep food cool, people come down and buy what they want for that particular day. Mostly sea food and other fresh produce. Occasionally, you would come across someone butchering some animal. The last cuts are done right in front of you so you can choose your favorite.
Just a good indication as to how fresh some of the seafood can be in a typical Hanoi market. I didn’t ask, but the eels might have been actually freshwater. No need to aerate or even cool the tanks. The turnover was quite brisk. No means of cooking food on our own, but the outdoor restaurants were just amazing in quality.