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Lost in Light is a videoblog about small gauge filmmaking featuring weekly posts of home movies, work by artists, articles by preservationists and film scholars, video tutorials and other film gems.




Images of India

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More from Ashima’s collection of home movies this week. Here, we feature a visit to India in 1969, with lush, detailed images of the spectacular architecture there. Ashima offers a little more detail on the locations:

This must have been 1969 and taken at two places, Red Fort in Delhi and Jama Masjid. The snake charmer was at Red Fort. This must have been just before we left for Europe.

The Red Fort is a tremendous fortress palace and Jama Masjid a historic mosque, both constructed by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the mid-1600s. See a satellite view of the Red Fort here and Jama Masjid here.

Click the “MPEG-2” link above for high-resolution footage of this gorgeous film and more at the Internet Archive.


Comment from Robert Croma
Time: May 2, 2008, -5

An absolute delight. Stunning architecture, and fantastically filmed details. Bringing the past alive in more ways than one. Loved the scene with the charmer and his snakes

Comment from Ashima Saigal
Time: May 21, 2008, -5

This is just great to watch. I’m so thankful for your work on this Jennifer and Aaron!!