Lahore History Tour – Installment #9

This is the last one in the series of posts regarding Masti Gate of the Lahore Fort. The previous ones were Installment #7 and #8. In this one, we move inside to the ground level of the gate. There is a rusty old metal door guarding the gateway and keeping in theme with that, the rest of the building is also very poorly maintained. There was however, some construction work going on on the upper storey of the gateway when I visited in 2005.


Seen here are some fresco motifs on the ceiling of Masti Gate.


As you can see, there is extensive amount of damage to the delicate fresco paintings on the ceiling and inner walls of the gateway.


Closer view reveals a wrestler or a “kabaddi” player painted on the wall of gate and just behind him, there appears to be a bat of some sort.


Another painting on a wall of Masti Gate.

3 Comments so far

  1. Original-Anon (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 12:11 am

    Raza, terrific series on Masti gate. I loved these pictures and the posts; truly informative and interesting.

  2. Original-Anon (unregistered) on July 24th, 2006 @ 12:18 am

    BTW, a little off topic but di you know about this?

  3. Raza (unregistered) on July 25th, 2006 @ 6:41 am

    Thanks Original Anon…I am glad that you are liking these…so when are you planning to visit Lahore…basically this is my intention to inform others about what we have in Lahore here.

    As for the Lahore in Orange County, Virginia…I found about that around a year ago…I went to Washington DC last winter but unfortunately didn’t have enough time to go down to Virgina to visit the Lahore there…

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