Children in a Delhi slum. PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 October 2011 08:57

I was a little uneasy about visiting the slums of India but one look at the children rushing towards Naomi (friend from Cleveland, fellow blogger, expat living in Delhi, tour guide extraordinaire) and my heart melted. The children welcomed Naomi with hugs and invited us into their community.

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Naomi came prepared with printed photos from a previous visit to hand out to the children. They patiently waited for their photos and giggled at the sight of their portraits on paper.

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The children chased after us, throughout the tight corridors of the slum, begging for more photos and making sure even those without a voice had their opportunity. "Please take a picture of my sister."

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No matter which way we looked there were children smiling.

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And laughing out loud.

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Their spirits were contagious and caught on film.

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Beautiful children. Beautiful spirits.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 October 2011 13:27
 

Comments  

 
# sarah 2011-10-17 13:24
The smiles are contagious. Glad you are enjoying your time!
 
 
# tracey 2011-10-17 13:25
Beautiful faces! All children, everywhere, love gum and photographs of themselves. :)
 
 
# Angie Pangie 2011-10-17 13:29
Pretty much the cutest kids ever.
 
 
# Daniell 2011-10-17 13:30
Such beautiful smiles on them even with their circumstances.
 
 
# Managed Chaos 2011-10-17 13:36
Oh, I just love that you got a chance to visit with Naomi while you were there. The happiness that exudes from those children is amazing considering their dire daily living conditions.
 
 
# gina 2011-10-17 14:25
Very cool that you two met up. Love the photos.
 
 
# Wendy 2011-10-17 14:28
Such beautiful pictures! I'm really enjoying your India experience! :)
 
 
# Rhea 2011-10-17 14:39
Very beautiful children! And you're right, great smiles, all of them.

Do you find that most of them wear shoes?
 
 
# Sarah L. 2011-10-17 18:02
Such happy children...and they have hardly anything. Makes me think about how MUCH my girls and I have...and yet we still feel we need more. Thank-you for helping me to stop and be thankful for what I have today!
 
 
# kelly 2011-10-17 18:23
love their laughs
 
 
# Amy 2011-10-17 20:12
Thank you for sharing these amazing experiences. Amazing how despite their circumstances, the smile are joyous.
 
 
# Rima 2011-10-17 20:48
Those children are beautiful. And those photos! You are a really, really good photographer!
 
 
# LOVD 2011-10-17 21:34
Pauline, Thanks so much for sharing your journey in a place many of us will never see in our life time.
 
 
# Erin 2011-10-17 23:56
What beautiful children!
 
 
# Debbie 2011-10-18 00:18
Amen sister. Beautiful children. It is truly inspiring to see their beaming faces.
 
 
# Renny 2011-10-18 04:33
Absolutely gorgeous! Is it okay for me to be jealous of you when I'm spending a semester in France? Because I totally am.
 
 
# wendy 2011-10-18 07:11
this is the greatest thing I've seen. wow for them, and wow for you.
 
 
# DE Heather 2011-10-18 10:15
wow-no words, just wow. ( I feel like I will be saying that a lot on your trip posts)
 
 
# Andrea 2011-10-18 12:20
Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing.
 
 
# Loukia 2011-10-18 12:33
How are you handling seeing all this, P? It makes my heart hurt, even though what you're seeing are smiling faces. I don't know. I just get so sad thinking about these things.
Great pictures, as usual. What an experirence!
 
 
# Emily 2011-10-18 18:14
In just a few pictures and words you've captured the essence of both your experience and the lives of millions who will never know the lifestyle that we are so privileged to enjoy.

Thank you for sharing your journey.
 
 
# naomi 2011-10-20 10:58
they are super precious, aren't they? so glad you guys could come along to meet them!
 
 
# Marta 2011-10-20 17:49
That is truly beautiful. So glad you got to capture it!
 
 
# monstergirlee 2011-10-21 18:13
I love the smiles on those kids! Makes my heart glad and a little sad. Thank you for taking us along on your journey. So very cool.
 
 
# Denise 2011-10-21 23:04
Beautiful little faces... Thanks for the virtual tour!
 
 
# Laura 2011-10-22 20:53
Thank you for sharing your trip with all of us. those little faces!!!!

You are so lucky to go on this trip with your mom and sister, what beautiful memories!!!
 
 
# Camels & Chocolate 2011-11-11 07:35
The images of the third and fifth photos will forever be ingrained in my mind. Beautiful.
 

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