Lahore as seen by Maciej Dakowicz

September 27, 2008

Maciej Dakowicz is a UK based freelance photographer who spent 4 weeks in April 2006 in Pakistan and instantly fell in love with its people and places. He writes about Lahore and Pakistan in general:“What a great country to travel, it is a bit like India, but without all the hassle. People are extremely friendly and hospitable and I have never met such people before. They like to talk to you – I had to answer “What’s your name?” and “What is your country?” questions hundreds of times – it is tiring after some time. I was invited for a cup of tea and offered a cold drink lots of time. Once in a restaurant a man I have never seen paid for my meal..”

For readers interest, I am posting four selected photos taken by Maciej Dakowicz. Each one of them tells a story and all you have to do is tell us what is the first thing or thought that comes in your mind when you see the photograph. Should be interesting 🙂

Note: Click on each image for enlarged view. A version of this post also appeared on All Things Pakistan in March 2008 and Lahore Metblog in December 2006.

Lahore Canal – World’s Largest Natural Swimming Pool

September 22, 2008

So this is probably the largest natural swimming pool in the world, eh? I know this doesn’t look very clean but hey, its absolutely FREE for everyone so who cares. Scenes like these are common in Lahore during extreme heat of summer combined with load-shedding. Canal becomes a place of festivity for Lahori men, women and children in such harsh weather conditions.

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Rozi Roti – Scenes from Delhi Gate, Lahore

September 15, 2008

Photo Descriptions (L-R): 1) Sheesha store at Delhi Gate in Lahore. Photograph originally taken by Abro. 2) Old man selling Suparees inside Delhi Gate, Lahore. The door behind him leads to Shahi Hamaam. Phptograph originally taken by Almaas. Click on each image for enlarged view.

Michael Foley’s Lahore – Scenes from the Cooco’s Den

September 8, 2008

Michael Foley is originally from Dublin, Ireland but currently living in Washington DC. He has travelled a lot to developing countries, concentrating on South Asia at the moment. He likes to take pictures of people and their environs. Michael loves Lahore and is a frequent visitor of his most favorite city in South Asia. He writes about Lahore: What a glorious city, Lahore – vibrant, throbbing with life and so beautiful.

We present three selected photographs of Michael Foley in this post. Enjoy.

Photo Description: Gateway to the Badshahi Mosque, with Lahore Fort opposite

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More on exhibition time and submission procedure

September 4, 2008

There have been many queries about the exhibition time and submission procedure. Please note that the exhibition will be put up in a public space or spaces in the last week of November. The manner of exhibit will be according to the nature ofthe entries received.

We see the exhibition as a process of participation in actively articulating views, news, ideas about the city in a creative manner. We specially ask all of you who have expressed interest in the exhibition to take up some of the suggested categories and enlarge, expand and interpret them through your lens and words.