Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Good Tourists

We reserved one day in Hyderabad for doing all of the really touristy stuff. In this city that included museums, a palace, and a fort. As with all of the posts, you can click on any of the pictures to see them blown up!

~ Chowmahalla Palace ~

Remember those doors from my last post?

These friends followed us around throughout the Palace::

And while we were in the palace courtyard, the call to prayer rang out through the city. Please excuse the poor quality, it's going to take a bit more practice before I post more videos! It's a bit hard to hear, so you may have to turn up your volume.

~ Golconda Fort ~

General rule of fort building:: Every door this size : requires a door this size:

The fort was built with a special message system. Right inside the main doors, the ceiling looks like this: If you clap while standing under the ceiling, your claps will be heard way up on the top of this hill:: So it provided an easy way to send messages across the fort when new visitors were calling.

The fort had both a mosque:and a temple:

We were the last visitors to the fort this particular day, so as night fell we received a special {and scary} treat. Do you see that blur off to the right? Do you recognize it?Now, do you recognize it? The fort is home to hundreds {thousands?} of bats!!! Every evening we saw these large bats flying around the city, but having never seen bats that big and having no one to confirm that they really were bats, we weren't quite sure... until we visited the fort!

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