Gorgeous-Sleeping Beauty

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Around 4:30 AM, these buildings were looking so mysteriously beautiful that i could not stop myself from shoting them down :D

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From sun rise to sunset, its lively there at Food Street, Gawalmandi. At nighttime, the same buildings give a totally different look…and in the early morning their glory becomes mystical :). Hope you guys will enjoy the feel.

47 Comments so far

  1. SMalik (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 1:31 pm

    certainlly a treat to watch enchanting beauty of old Lahore,but i hope these buildingds are in dangerous buildingds list and we get to see them around!!!!


  2. Smalik (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 1:35 pm

    sorry for a writing mistake,i meat to say these should NOT in that list.


  3. exciton (unregistered) on July 21st, 2007 @ 10:06 pm

    Well, even if they are in the “dangerous” buildings list, does not mean we should demolish them outright.

    Nations been able to preserve much older buildings through ongoing maintenance and restoration, because they take pride in their history and treasure their national heritage.

    It is just a matter of enough people coming together and wanting to preserve their heritage. So if people are mobilized to raise funds and work to restore and preserve, these buildings can most certainly be saved.

    It is just a realization that distinguishes one nation from other. The realization that not everything is job of the government, instead certain responsibilities lie directly with the general public.

    Remember JFK: “Ask not what your country can do for you! Ask what you can do for your country!”

    Great people do not need governments to take action. The best and most recent example of this public directed action was Oct 2005 Earthquake Relief.


  4. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 1:22 am

    hey hey hey – don’t tell me you are working in graveyard shifts now a days ?


  5. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 1:40 am

    I personally had the chance to see the changes when Kamran Lashari was ruling Lahore. He really worked very well for grooming this city and specially for restoration of old buildings, our heritage. Also, there was a movement by a group of ppl known as “Care About Lahore” aka CALL. But this is past now. I think there are many but small groups that are working for betterment of Lahore. I really love the architecture of Lahori buildings and i wish that some professionals come forward and do some reasonable stuff to Lahore.


  6. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 1:45 am

    @BZ: Not at all :) …i do love nature.


  7. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 1:56 am

    @BZ: It happens, somtimes i feel like William Woodsworth :) …to me Lahore has many things which are like daffodils to me, BUT in fact, they are not ….


  8. binary-zero (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 3:09 am

    but Willam’s daffodils were realistic – God i hate to remmember this, when i was in 5th grade, i lost a spelling competition on the same poem.

    :(

    nyway – nice to hear you have charm for old city & nature.


  9. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 3:29 am

    @BZ: Bara afsos hoa :'( parh kar. Hosla hosla. It made me dukhi now….huq haa, my daffodils reminded you of something bad… :'(

    Yeah, those daffodils were there for Williams, magar hum ko tu guzara karna hay na…. virtual daffodils par.


  10. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 22nd, 2007 @ 3:31 am

    For appreciating, sanqu sanqu.


  11. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 6:43 pm

    I have not been to Lahore for a long time,as a teenager i went to hiramandi and i liked its architecture more than anything else.Any restoration work done over there?


  12. iblees (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 6:47 pm

    nice to see lahore-related posts on Lahore MB. :-) would love to see more of inner city; it need to preserved and protected, don’t think it’s an easy job though….


  13. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    @TT: Bari impressive bat ke hay.

    @iblees: A change from topic sometimes kills boredome. Thank u for appreciation…and yes, i agree, preserving old buildings is not easy specially when there is lots of concern and nill hardwork. Will catch walled city life soon for lovers of city Lahore, inshallah.


  14. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 23rd, 2007 @ 10:02 pm

    Muster your courage and go there once,you will not be disappointed.


  15. Someone (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 2:47 am

    @Iblees:

    as a teenager i went to hiramandi

    ;) *evil grin*


  16. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 1:38 pm

    @TT: Brilliant.


  17. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 5:00 pm

    @ibless: A long debate. U need to be a Manto then, u need to face consequences then.


  18. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 5:04 pm

    When the hormones kick in its natural to look for any outlet. Even Sudharta was not shy of it and iam way down the league. Kafkas elderly gentleman has two balls jumping in the room.


  19. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 5:11 pm

    There could be lots of justifications for wrong doings.


  20. iblees (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 5:16 pm

    didn’t realize my selection of words will fail the criteria of moderation. :-)

    well, long live the censorship. :-)

    over and out.


  21. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 5:32 pm

    @IBLEES Modesty is ok but fiegning it may be not.


  22. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 5:49 pm

    Tuh mera mullah bhagu main tera hajji bhagu.
    No lollipops from me.


  23. Opee (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 8:35 pm

    Mullah Bhago, Haaji Bhago..? :|
    Who’s running, where?
    Never mind.


  24. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 24th, 2007 @ 8:59 pm

    Mullah bhago hajji bhago,that is a dream come true.Unfortunately bhagu is for bhai in some language idont know which.


  25. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 4:19 am

    Opee bhaagooo, run op run ;)


  26. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:05 am

    He can run but he cant hide.


  27. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:07 am

    well…how do u know?


  28. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:52 am

    Because he leaves the fingerprints.


  29. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:54 am

    thats logical.


  30. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:55 am

    @opee: No Gloves? :D


  31. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 5:58 am

    .. ab hamain be waja bolnay ki aadat tow hai nahi… apni t’reeeef karta banda acha bhi nahi lagta.. Aap kehtay hain tow theek hi kehtay hon gay.. :)


  32. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:09 am

    Welcome to the NOGLOVES club.


  33. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:16 am

    no gloves
    nog loves
    noglo ves
    noglov es


  34. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:18 am

    :) thanks treetop. Maulana Bob Marley Farmatay hain. No woman no cry, no woman no cry!


  35. Faraz (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:23 am

    no gloves no larai… no gloves no larai


  36. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 6:25 am

    lol..


  37. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 7:00 am

    Lets get togather and feel alright.one love.


  38. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 7:43 am

    @Treetop: :) .. Peace!


  39. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:46 am

    hmm :|


  40. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 7:20 pm

    Peace….yes surrender to the cries….yes.
    Not knowing how to type and use the diffrent keys is hindering my expression. lol.


  41. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

    I say surrender to smiles! Surrender to your patience.


  42. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 8:38 pm

    I am a big time sucker for the smiles.


  43. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    I thought you were a big time sucker for the lollipops :)


  44. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 10:03 pm

    I am growing up now.


  45. Opee (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:11 pm

    Gooooooooood… you should say bye bye to your kidtime lullabyz and lollipopz.

    All those Rock-a-bye, baby, in the treetop. When the wind blows, the cradle will rock. When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, And down will come baby, cradle and all.


  46. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on July 25th, 2007 @ 11:49 pm

    lolzzzzzzzz


  47. TREETOP (unregistered) on July 26th, 2007 @ 4:53 am

    Fall every day then climb back up.

    The day you think you know all that is the day you stop growing.
    Go to the tree top,listen to the gregorian chants and start swirling.Maybe then you see the world in multicolour.



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