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14th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Facades of old houses in Sidhpur, Gujarat, India.

The 19th & early 20th century Dawoodi Bohra neighbourhoods in Sidhpur, Gujarat, have a strong Indo-European architectural characteristics. Built by the Dawoodi Bohras, a Shia Muslim community from Gujarat, the residences are rows of narrow, deep houses, about three to four storeys high. Their homes' facades have features of Indian and European influence like gabled roofs, ornate balconies, pilasters, columns and decorated doors and window.

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Date Taken: 09.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2016
Photo Location: Sidhpur, India
Copyright: © Aashit Desai