A Scene from Lahore


What you are seeing here is a night shot of Gulberg Main Boulevard. The photographer is probably flying somewhere in the sky. The traffic is flowing almost exclusively in one direction. The road is beautifully lit. Stars are shining (although you can’t see them in the pic but I can assure you they are… they normally do at this time of the night).

The time is almost 3:30 am…. It’s not your normal evening drive time. It’s way past midnight. If you are a foreigner watching this scene in Lahore, don’t be surprised just yet. Follow the traffic till it reaches its destination.

Almost 4:00 am. A road full of restaurants. All of them open and filled to capacity. Waiters taking coffee & tea orders. Buffet being served. Lavish food, not just breakfast, at 4:00 am. Families, friends, kids, all of them having a good time. At 4:00 am.

This is Lahore. Live and kicking…in the month of Ramazan…. at 4:00 am.

Image Source: Daily Times

9 Comments so far

  1. Bilal Rashid (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 4:05 am

    great picture .. excellent post

  2. suh (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 4:34 am

    most probably taken from top of sadiq trade center

  3. Jus (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 8:40 am

    Wow!! I wanna be there!!!!

    Just last weekend, i went out for sahri also.. but it’s so… well… dull…

  4. binary-zero (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 8:52 am

    yup its from Siddique trade center for sure.

  5. virk (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 9:29 pm

    pic is taken from the new building next to the MacDonald’s??

  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 10:22 pm

    That is one lovely shot! :)

  7. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on October 2nd, 2007 @ 11:12 pm

    Great post :) , nice pick.

  8. Aaiz Chaudhry (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 10:11 am

    Are you telling me that People in Lahore have taken up the Saudi Idea of Ramadan? ie not sleeping till Sahoor or Fajr prayers.

  9. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on October 3rd, 2007 @ 1:45 pm

    When in Lahore, its Lahori idea :)

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