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Asim Aquil
28 Dec 04,, 08:54
Lemontree, here's the renovation I was talking about in the old Lahore...

Hand an awesome time, with Seekh Kababs, Tikkay, Poori, Naan,

Gawalmandi!

A desi version of a Pizza I think

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl1.jpg

An old Gali (street), still awaiting renovation

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl2.jpg

Areas prepped to be converted into thabas I think.

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl3.jpg

Entrance to Gawalmandi

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl4.jpg

Green Tea or Kashmiri Chai

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl5.jpg

Just to prove how old this street is, its still got some Hindi from the pre-partition days, I think VidyaNivas means school

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl6.jpg

Kata Kut!

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl7.jpg

Paa ji aapki smartness ka kya raaz hai

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl8.jpg

Paan ke Pattay

http://www.urbanpakistan.com/images/upk_tour/asim_in_pakistan/gawalmandi/lhr_gwl9.jpg

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Asim Aquil
28 Dec 04,, 09:00
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Asim Aquil
28 Dec 04,, 09:03
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Asim Aquil
28 Dec 04,, 09:10
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lemontree
28 Dec 04,, 09:28
Lemontree, here's the renovation I was talking about in the old Lahore...

Hand an awesome time, with Seekh Kababs, Tikkay, Poori, Naan,

Gawalmandi!
I'm already feeling hungry. Asim, this amounts to torture of the pallet :)


Just to prove how old this street is, its still got some Hindi from the pre-partition days, I think VidyaNivas means school
No Asim, "VidyaNiwas" is the name of a house that many have existed there. Like "Somerset House", "Ashley House". 'Vidya'(it also means knowledge) is also a common name, and 'niwas' means residence.


Paa ji aapki smartness ka kya raaz hai
Now this guy, is surely related to Adnan Sami. :biggrin:

Asim Aquil
28 Dec 04,, 18:55
Man that place was da bomb! I'm sick now though! It was freezing cold, and u know all open stuff. Well it was cold enough for us desert people... Things you gotta do for duty.

tarek
28 Dec 04,, 23:46
Excellent - I love those older buildings, in Karachi, some of them seem like archeological artefacts, because one can date the styles and new construction added to the old.

Mr. Aqil, did you do any adhoc interviews, man on the street, type stuff which you could also post - I think it would a interesting litte picture of the neighborhoods, a small window...

Anyway, keep up the good work.

lemontree
29 Dec 04,, 05:32
Asim,
The pics of old Lahore look very similar to the gullies and lanes of old Lucknow.

platinum786
31 Dec 04,, 00:23
I'm already feeling hungry. Asim, this amounts to torture of the pallet :)

No Asim, "VidyaNiwas" is the name of a house that many have existed there. Like "Somerset House", "Ashley House". 'Vidya'(it also means knowledge) is also a common name, and 'niwas' means residence.

Now this guy, is surely related to Adnan Sami. :biggrin:

i was in lahore earlier on this year and was amazed at the city.

It is a fascinating place.

I saw old victorian houses......from the british era......i was there buying an electricity generator, was in this big bazaar that sold only them.......walked into a side alley to by a pepsi......was an old house from the hindu times, stall owwner told me it belogned to a big family, had hindu gods carved into it etc.....

absolutely incredible.

lemontree
31 Dec 04,, 05:43
Excellent - I love those older buildings, in Karachi, some of them seem like archeological artefacts, because one can date the styles and new construction added to the old.

True tarek, the people need to preserve these old structutes as heritage buildings. In my city Mumbai (i prefer to call it Bombay), may old buildings including privately owned houses have been classified as heritage structures. They cannot be broken by builders and replaced with ugly skyscrapers.