Plans for the construction of Rashtrapati Bhavan began in 1911 when the British monarch, King George V, decided to move the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi. The palace's design combines both Western and Indian architectural influences and with 340 rooms, Rashtrapati Bhavan is the largest presidential residence in the world. Accustomed to the high security surrounding the White House, we were surprised to find only one armed guard protecting the palace entrance.
(Photo by Thushan Amarasiriwardena, caption by Michael D. Kurtz / LongJaunt.com)
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On day two in Rome we headed to Vatican city to explore the grandest of Catholic churches, the Basilica of St. Peter.
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A mental tease really, we head to the States for a weekend to see family and head home for the first time in two and a half months.
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