This weekend I went to the Charminar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charminar) in old city Hyderabad. It was, as you can see, quite lovely.
Here I am at the top:
Here's the view from the other side:
There are lots of lovely fabric shops surrounding the Charminar:
This little boy was relentless, and ultimately successful in selling us necklaces:
Hyderabad is known for its crystal bangles, and bangles shops surround the Charminar. I am happy to report that my arms are now sparkly and shiny like a true Hyderabadi's.