This week’s challenge is based on the three-picture story: a way to tell a story through images.
My three-picture story is about Jaisalmer Fort, one of the world’s largest forts and one of the biggest tourist attractions in Rajasthan, India, and also where we spent Christmas Day last year. Unlike most of the forts in Rajasthan, Jaisalmer Fort is still in use today and not just used as a museum or tourist attraction. Hundreds of people live inside in old fashioned havelis and the winding alleys are crammed full of shops, eateries and places of worship.
My first photo was taken overlooking the city and the Fort at sunset when the yellow sandstone buildings glow a gorgeous golden colour that blends in with the surrounding desert, giving the city its nickname, The Golden City.
Inside, the Fort bustles with every day life – locals trying to sell their goods, groups of friends chatting, children playing, and of course, because it’s India, animals roaming around.
We found a quiet little spot up on the rooftop of someone’s house to grab a spot of lunch and spent most of the afternoon people watching. And some of the people are just fascinating.