May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016

A Colorful Past

Photograph by Aashit Desai, National Geographic Your Shot

Built in the early 20th century by affluent members of the Dawoodi Bohra community of Muslim traders, these houses add color and resplendence to a neighborhood in Sidhpur, in the Indian state of Gujarat. Known as havelis, the homes’ architecture reveals baroque, Gothic, British colonial, and art deco influences. Despite the age and condition of many of the buildings, they are treasured for their historical and architectural significance.

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