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Arriving at the fort entrance there are lots of souvenir sellers, this man was offering this musical instrument, a sitar, as I like to buy them, I approach him asking to play a bit, as well as to let me take his photo
At the back are the famous Rajastan puppets

About the Fort (Sonar Quila)
Jaisalmer fort is the second oldest in Rajasthan. Two hundred and fifty feet tall and reinforced by imposing crenellated sandstone wall 30 feet high; it has 99 bastions, 92 of which were built between 1633 and 1647.
Jaisalmer’s unique fort is a living urban centre, with about 3000 people residing within its walls. It’s honeycombed with narrow, winding lanes, lined with houses and temples – along with a large number of handicraft shops, guesthouses and restaurants. You enter the fort from the east, near Gopa Chowk, and pass through four massive gates on the zigzagging route to the upper part. The final gate opens into the square that forms the fort’s center, Dashera Chowk
Source: My notes and Lonely Planet
http://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/rajasthan/jaisalmer/sights/military/jaisalmer-fort#ixzz3aEkIGYPf

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  • Copyright: Maria Ocampos (nikkitta) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2087 W: 17 N: 4178] (17070)
  • Genre: Persone
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2007-03-27
  • Categories: Vita quotidiana
  • Esposizione: f/4.4, 1/500 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2015-05-15 12:50
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