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    Posted: 10 August 2015 at 19:27
Show us... Jaisalmer, India

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The "golden" city of Jaisalmer (Rajasthan) lies in the heart of the Thar desert. It is dominated by the ancient Fort (built in 1156 A.D.), a World Heritage Site, with its 99 bastions.

#1 The city



#2 The city and the bastions



#3 A bastion



#4 The sun setting behind the Fort



#5 A bastion at night



#6 Street scene (inside the Fort)



#7 In the Maharaja's Palace (inside the Fort)



#8 In the Maharaja's Palace (inside the Fort) - detail



#9 Jain temples (to the left: Parshvanath Jain temple)



#10 In the Parshvanath Jain temple



#11 In the Parshvanath Jain temple



#12 Street scene (inside the Fort)



#13 In the antique shop (inside the Fort)



#14 Street scene (inside the Fort) - at night



#15 Street scene (inside the Fort) - at night



#16 Street scene (inside the Fort) - at night



#17 Bhang shop, government authorized. If you are not familiar with Bhang see here. It is explained why government authorÝzation might be important.



#18 At Gadisar lake (the city's ancient water reservoir) - with crew filming a Bollywood movie scene



#19 Bollywood movie scene at Gadisar lake



#20 Pakwon-Ti Haveli (the most beautiful urban palace of a merchants' family in Jaisalmer) - see #1: the large complex in the center/upper quarter of the image



#21 Pakwon-Ti Haveli - detail



#22 A shrine in the street



#23 Street scene



#24 Market at night


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Edited by waldo_posth - 01 July 2017 at 12:32
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Great set!
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Wonderful set of this relatively less visited Rajasthani city. Like most, our India tour took us to Jaipur (the Red City), and the nearby Amber Palace so this is all new to me.
I love the way you have captured it in overview and in detail, at all sorts of times and different lights, and also some of the post-processing that seems particularly in the night scenes to have de-saturated the colour somewhat, and provided a graphic sharpness to the scenes.
Too many fine images to single any out (although ##1, 2, 4, 7, 12, 20 really grabbed me), but the overall collection is an excellent photographic essay of an obviously fascinating place.

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Hi Harald,

A really, really fine set and full of much to delight the observer.

I too like the richness of variety you have shown us here and you combine the day time and nighttime, wide and narrow view exceptionally well. However, I find some of the detail shots the most appealing - they have such wonderful colour and texture and one can only imagine how long many of these buildings have been around for us and so many others to enjoy.

Picks for me would be #2 (but loose the water tower in the background?); #'s 4, 7 8, 10 and 11 for the details you reveal to us (I especially like #'s 8 and 11), the contrast of the way of life in #'s 12, 13 and 16, and the general feeling we have of India in #'s 17, 22, 23 and 24.

A very complete series and one to go back to many times and just investigate details and hidden gems as time goes by...

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Thank you all for your kind comments!

One reason Jaisalmer is not as frequented as other cities in Rajasthan may be the lack of flights into it. There is an airport, but so far no commercial flights have been authorized, AFAIK (Indian regional politics may be the reason). So you can get there only by train. And there are not many train connections.

And as night photography is concerned: In the night you draw much less attention by other people when you take photographs, the city is much calmer. For me this was kind of a relief.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 August 2015 at 00:54
Harald,
One thing that really struck me in images #1 and #2 is how unspoiled these look. It is common everywhere now to see ancient cityscapes covered with/despoiled by satellite dishes, so unless you painstakingly cloned them out, it is nice to see a natural ancient city looking like it did from its inception.
Looking forward to more.
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