Picture of the Day – Little Swimmers

December 14, 2008

Photo Credit: Waheed Khalid


November 26, 2008



The new suburban sprawl around Lahore offers not just housing for the middle class but also an imaginary new ‘developed’ lifestyle. They compete in gimmicks to attract the new middle class with trappings of grandeur and ‘modernity’. The Bahria town beats the rest with its theme park environment.

Bahria Town (Pvt.) Ltd. Lahore was established as a joint venture project of Bahria Foundation in January 1997. Spread over an area of more than 10,000 Kanals land, it has been devised by the renowned town planners, who conceived and established the highly reputed modern town schemes of Bahria Town. Awais from National College of Arts Lahore has captured some shots of this new neighborhood for the rich.


A photographer visits Lahore’s signature monuments

November 26, 2008

The set of pictures is by a Montreal based photographer Arif A. Khan. The Mughal period Badshahi and Wazir Khan mosques are the two most photographed places in Lahore but like the monuments that unfailingly capture the visitor the photographer too brings us a fresh perspective and appreciation of their grandeur.

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Only in Lahore :]

October 11, 2008

This amazing photograph has been uploaded on flickr by Ejaz Esi. Scenes like this can only be seen in Lahore. It is unclear who is the original photographer as explained by Ejaz below:

Lahoris are famous all over for their Love of Food to the point over here, in Karachi, they’re mercilessly ridiculed (primarily on the premise that we don’t get such luxury of spending that much time on food etc.) but the saga continues in whatever form Notice the “Atom Bomb” thingy. And Lahoris seem to get it just right – enjoy while it lasts.

Photo by: Mohsin or Fursid (it’s uncertain which one of these two friends of mine took this horribly distracted photo which my able hands had to resize and crop to bring the subject ALIVE and in focus
How’s that for the credit, you shmuck, Fursid 😛

Clicking on photograph will take you to Ejaz’s flickr page.

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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