It is truly said “Laore Laore hai” and i realized it after spending almost two weeks in the most happening city of Punjab “Lahore”.
It started with a photography workshop on “Celebrating Multi-culturism in Pakistan” with Punjab Lok Rahs where 18 students were selected from all across Pakistan. I was one of the trainer and spent all 6 days with awesome participants, explored the old city with them working on their assignments.
For me, the perception of Lahore has always been of a happening city, alive, full of fun. Although it was hot outside but the essence of enjoying the place took over the heat. Traveling in a Rikshaw all over from posh areas of the city to the hustle bustle of old city, being stranger and observing real people of the real lahore was what all required to ignite my soul.
Exploring old city took my imagination hundred years back in the Mughal era. While the sun was setting in front of one of the domes of beautiful Badshahi masjid, i saw a transition of history and culture that beautiful structure has gone through over period of time.
Its not just the old city that made me fall in love with the city, but its food too. Lahoris are famous for having good taste of food that is tasty, oily, pure and heavy. Lassi, Chaney, Halwa puri, Phajey k Pai and what not.
Our last day was spent going early morning at Badshahi Mosque before the sunrise to take photos at Majic hours.
Leaving that city was like leaving something important. The feeling of incompleteness. Something that holds you back, calls you back, to make you fall for the colors of historical transition.