The Streets of Lahore

The Streets of Lahore

Some shots from the streets of Lahore, inside of the walled city. Finally, somewhere that makes Barcelona look quiet ;-) I really like the disorganised organisation of a South Asian bazaar. Everything happens at the same time at the same place and in some cases seemingly and unseemingly crushing and confronting. Human behaviour at its most raw, unfiltered and unconstrained (or at least so it seems). All this action is accompanied by a strong stimulation of all senses (beyond the visual), noise can be deafening and smells overpowering. However, the only thing for me that is really unbearable is the pollution from the motorbikes and rickshaws…

The photographs, lacking these sounds and smells, take on a life of their own and seem more like stills from forgotten movies that are so much more polished than the multi-sensory spirit that really pervades the scene when you are there.

These scenes are quite a contrast to the serenity captured in the images of the mosques and gardens from last week.

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  1. Great photos. A beautiful place to visit, but I don’t know if I’d want to live there. That being said, I’m sure that there are more gentrified parts of Lahore where the moneyed reside.