Travelogue: Sights and Sounds of Old LahoreThursday, February 28, 2013
That's what I tried to do here - tried being the operative word. Our journey through the Old City of Lahore was an ambush of bright sights and sounds. Although somewhat chaotic (I don't know how many times I almost got hit by a car or motorcycle) it was exhilarating. I'm not sure if these pics really capture how claustrophobia-inducing some parts were (especially the old Spice Market), but those close spaces were really the Old City's greatest charm - along with the architecture of course, which I will share in my next post. To anyone who can visit, I would highly recommend it. There are fewer and fewer places that can stay authentic and not commercially dominated by globalization. For all its negative PR, many places in Pakistan remain raw and therefore truly an experience of a lifetime.
|The famous Food Street in Lahore - quiet in the morning|
|I think this is where I almost got hit by a motorcycle|
|Three generations of women shopping - me, my mom, and grandmom. We are really good at it.|
|Traditional slippers for toddlers - kind of adorable|
|Dried fruit here was the best|
|Mmmm I'll have that one|