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Memories of rajasthan 2 -Jesailmer

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This is a photographic journey to Rajasthan during January 2016.

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Memories of rajasthan 2 -Jesailmer

  1. 1. Memories of Rajasthan By Shirish Avrani shirish.avrani@gmail.com January 19 to 28, 2016 Jaisalmer Yellow City
  2. 2. Traditional well come at Hotel Heritage Jaisalmer
  3. 3. Hotel Heritage. Jaisalmer
  4. 4. View of hotel Heritage
  5. 5. Centrally located dinning room (causes lot of inconvinenis due to isolated kitchen.)
  6. 6. Front garden
  7. 7. Newly developed areas with wide roads , dividers and traditionally carved stone lamp post in the centre provides an identity to the town.
  8. 8. Gadisar Lake
  9. 9. Pipal tree is considered to be sacred and cutting it is not desirable in spite of it damages the structure .
  10. 10. Streetscape around Shiva Temple
  11. 11. Tour to Sonar Killa ( Golden fort)
  12. 12. Traditional hotels in old city of Jaisalmer
  13. 13. Most of the houses in old city are vacant and owners have migrated for their livelihood.
  14. 14. Gateway to the street
  15. 15. Patwon Ki Haveli ( “ Patwon = “Hava +Li “ ) . 800 years old. One of the best Haveli with seven storied high. (Two basement + five storied)
  16. 16. The Haveli is located on higher plinth to accommodate two basements ,which were utilised for storage purposes.
  17. 17. Patwon ki Haveli is most beautiful among all. Made out of yellow sand stone and “Ker” wood (salty in taste) which is naturally termite proof. The stone work is done with interlocking system. The wooden flooring with cow dung plaster.
  18. 18. Narrow street pattern protects the hard sunlight during the day
  19. 19. The transaction spaces between house and street is provided with well designed sitting places.
  20. 20. “Otas” are very popular as transitional elements in the street.
  21. 21. Well designed steps acts as transactional elements.
  22. 22. Beautiful carving at the entrance steps
  23. 23. Disposal of house drain in to main drainage system.
  24. 24. Bathrooms and wash areas are located in front of house, so as to dispose waste water directly in street drainage.
  25. 25. Morning bath of children and washing cloth at the “Otas” are common activities in the morning.
  26. 26. Construction of traditional stone house under progress.
  27. 27. The crude way of doing electrification do not bother about beautiful streetscape of world heritage city.
  28. 28. The doors are locked but the beauty of carving reveals the inner sense of aesthetics of the inhabitants.
  29. 29. The silent streets of Jaisalmer have many things to tell about the culture of people.
  30. 30. Colorful Kathputli workers and other venders on junction, enhances the beauty of streetscape
  31. 31. Sonar Killa ( Golden Fort ) made out of yellow sand stone.
  32. 32. Kuldhara Dead Villge The inhabitants of the village were Palival Brahmins (Pandit) They overnight shifted to village pali near Jodhpur due to dispute with king. The king wanted to merry with the girl of Palivals, which was not accepted by the community.
  33. 33. The stone slabs roofing detail.
  34. 34. The wooden trunks with grass layer roofing as an alternative system.
  35. 35. Internal courtyard with cow dung and lime wash.
  36. 36. A traditional “Khandania “ in the floor.
  37. 37. Typical stone stair detail.
  38. 38. Visit to Sam Dunes - Desert Camp
  39. 39. Traditional Well come by a folk dancer
  40. 40. A ride in camel cart.
  41. 41. Non conventional energy source -Wind mills are common features in desert of Jaisalmer skyline. It has become one of the major economic activates of enterprisers of Jaisalmer.
  42. 42. Visit to War Museum

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