A few weeks ago I posted about my trip to Jodhpur. On those same travels I also visited Ahmedabad, a city in Gujarat. While Ahmedabad is quite the development story, I much preferred walking around the old, in my opinion squashed, city. It’s full of these little lanes called “pols” and these pols are full of dozens of homes stacked on top of each other. Development schevelopment- looking at these old homes was far more interesting than seeing their brand new bus service.
All that stacking can’t be good for these unbelievably amazing wooden beams though. See that big crack?
While galavanting around the city in 40 degree weather (about 108 for you Farenheit people) we stepped into a cloth store to shop and cool off (they had an AC). We left our shoes outside and when we came back out one of my shoes was wet. For a minute I thought it was just water from a dripping AC but then I saw a goat. And much to the disgust and amusement of the shop owners, my sister and her friend, I raised the shoe to my nose and took a big whiff of goat pee. Mmmm yummy. NOT. One of the shop owners poured water all over my shoe, I put it on and we were on our way. Unfortunately I was so distracted I didn’t get a photo of the culprit. Don’t worry, I washed my foot and shoe in anti-septic when we got home.
The old city has so many rusty things
and forgotten things