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Project 365, Day 63: Palace of Birds


Palace of Birds…


Several times I have traveled to Jamanagar. This was my 5th trip to the city of Jamnagar, once upon a time known to be the capital of the Princely State of Nawanagar. Each time I have made it a point to visit the Lakhota lake, my favorite place by the way. However every time I have missed going to the museum that is present at the center of the lake.

Finally this time I visited the museum and I must say I wasn’t disappointed! The museum housed in the Lakhota Palace is beautifully adorned with frescoes, sculpted jalis (window seen above),  and carvings. In the lake surrounding it, you can spot gulls, pelicans, spot bill ducks, widgeons, terns, cormorants and many such birds. In the center of the lake,in the Palace, houses Pigeons and Rosy Starlings(Starlings only for the winters).

The afternoon sun was high-up in the sky and the commotion made by these pigeons cast shadows on the yellow walls of the Palace.  This is when I got an idea, and positioned myself in front of a Jali. After several failed shots, finally got this shot. A frozen moment, depicting the current avian residents of the palace and its heritage in one frame

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