Near the Clock Tower area, heart of the old city, horse-drawn carriages are still used to ferry people and goods…
The various levels of painted blue walls, some facing the sun some shaded, is a common site in the city. The blue walls serve twin purposes of reducing heating and providing aesthetic qualities.
Usually the temperatures at noon become unbearable, the narrow streets lined with small houses provide enough shade, yet this man seems to have found a better way to beat the heat….
Narrow alleys lead up towards the majestic Mehrangarh Fort, crisscrossing, providing little breathing space for houses on either side. I found this elderly man picking up trash from the steps and alleys leading up to the fort. Must say this is a very difficult job..
The older part of the city, painted blue in patches, has a vibrant population. The houses are designed so that people can relax in front of their houses and chat up with neighbors or visitors. Many of these have been now converted into hotels, guest houses and cafes for tourist.