lahore as seen by Maciej Dakowicz

Pablo Picasso once asked this very interesting question that “Who sees the human face correctly: the photographer, the mirror, or the painter?” I am not sure if there is an answer to this question. Or is there?

While surfing last night, I found this wonderful work by Maciej Dakowicz, a UK based freelance photographer who spent 4 weeks in April 2006 in Pakistan. He writes “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..





7 Comments so far

  1. nida (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 4:36 pm

    lovely photos! thanks :)

  2. Sa'ad (unregistered) on December 18th, 2006 @ 6:31 pm

    He grabbed them in their natural poses which makes these photos excellent. At least for once no one is scratching their front or back in public. Over all our people are good, its the few bad seeds that turn the whole soup bitter.

  3. phajja (unregistered) on December 19th, 2006 @ 3:42 am

    I read somewhere that “Manhattan is sheer jazz in concrete and steel”.If it is so then Lahore must be “Raag Darbari” of Pakistan,Multan “Fareed Saeen ki coffee”,Karachi “Qalandar ki dhamal” and Isloo “Dead beat”(saaen saaen karta hai, after 9:00PM).It’s all in the presentation.If India can sell it’s Bhaaji Daal world over through media then what’s preventing us.All we need is some civic sense(people who see tourists as humans not martians
    or goldmine)and open minds.

  4. webduck (unregistered) on December 20th, 2006 @ 5:20 am

    We are, after all is said and done, just people the world over. Even though my contact with Pakistani people has just been through websites, blogs, and email, I have found them to be very kind, inquisitive and gracious.

  5. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 4:29 pm

    very nicely done post … remarkable flavours of Lahore … :>

  6. Yahya (unregistered) on December 21st, 2006 @ 11:59 pm

    Like the top picture best. Gives real relaxed feel about Lahore populous.

    On a side note Karachi and Lahore are now most polluted in Asia;


  7. Talha (unregistered) on December 24th, 2006 @ 4:20 am

    I simply love the way you used the quotation.

    And the post is nice too :)

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