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Day Seven

sunny 18 °C

Second day in Udaipur -

The day started with a visit to the fort, the architecture was stunning:
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There were many tribes in the area each with their own crest. Bottom row, 2nd from the right!!!
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Um - Want to be in thier gang?
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In the past there was a lot of fighting to protect their lands, people and face - this images shows the rider and horse being cut in two - bloody sharp sward:
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I was fascinated with the restoration work being carried out. I wanted to learn more. My guide spent a lot of time translating how the work was being done and what the materials were made of. Worth every penny of the £3.50 I spent on the guide.
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The next stop was the vintage car museum. This is the only time in 7 days I have been slightly underwhelmed :
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I remember these as German taxis in the 80s, am I that old??
There were about 35 vintage cars, RR etc but they were all parked in garages - So I could not look at the speedometer as all boys do!!

Lunch -
Chilli pecora:
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Happy days :)

Off to the beautiful gardens -

As it is Sunday the locals are visiting the tourist sites so more people than I have been used to over the last 7 day - I was the only white person at the garden.
And yes it was beautiful:
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It took a while to realise what people were looking at, but at the right angle there i could see the rainbows in the fountains:
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And with the right shutter setting it looks even better:
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The next stop a visit was the winter palace

Not sure why you would bother with a helmet:
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A short dive back to the top of the mountains:
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This palace was not quite as well maintained as the rest that I have seen but just as awe-inspiring:
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After the winter palace we went back to the tailors shop to collect my shirts - I needed a few more shirts, I have not got any new clothes for a while. Tailor made, "bestest quality", short sleeve shirts - A blue, stripy and crushed strawberry. 15 notes each.
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I had packed quite a lot in today so early stack - back to the hotel for a wash and brush up - and a beer.
I had a bit of time to kill before supper so I went for a walk trough the town. A few snaps during my walk:

Washing in the river:
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I don't think this is the name I would give my toy shop:
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If you ever think that your job is crap think about this lady. She collects the dung from the cows and flattens them into round pats. When the dung is dry it is used for for fuel for the fire. Once dry there is no smell but is does before hand.
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Now this is a shit job!

Posted by woody1 05:49 Archived in India

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