ISLAMABAD , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰 STREET ART: “KEEP YOUR COINS, I NEED CHANGE”

Baba Jan is a leftist political activist in the Gilgit-Baltistan administrative territory of Pakistan who is serving a lifetime sentence. He is the former vice-president and now member of the Federal Committee of Awami Workers Party. His hometown is Nasirabad in the Hunza Valley.

Baba Jan is currently serving a lifetime prison sentence after being convicted by an anti-terrorism court of participating in a protest against killing of a disaster-affected man and his son by police on August 11, 2011 at Aliabad Hunza.

3sep18 Islamabad, Pakistan 🇵🇰

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ISLAMABAD , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: WAKING UP جاگتے ہوئے

3sep18. Islamabad, Pakistan 🇵🇰

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: SWEEP IT UNDER…

Street art and graffiti are illegal here, so, rarely will you see non-commissioned art on public wall space. Interestingly enough, sometimes when you do, you see that someone is channeling their inner Banksy …

Above: City Kitty Street Art from New York City

August2018. Lahore, 🇵🇰

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: دلی گیٹ کے ذریعے ہم گھومتے ہیں THROUGH DELHI GATE WE WANDER

IMG_5631Pakistani Pride ~ it’s a REAL Thing.  IMG_5637IMG_5638IMG_5639IMG_5641Roasted Corn vendor

IMG_5640IMG_5684And down a narrow alley, I came upon a camel for Eid…IMG_5676IMG_5673IMG_5689I’ve found Pakistanis to be warm-hearted and these “strangers,” more often than not, have a camera-ready smile anytime, anywhere.IMG_5685IMG_5644“Chana Man.” Selling chana from troughs in the Old Quarter. Delicious, traditional Pakistani breakfast cuisine. IMG_5645IMG_5691A misconception probably held by many ~ to never walk down narrow alleys in a Pakistani neighborhood, without knowing what awaits you at the end of the path…BUT, I did just that. Several times. This is what I found. Warm, smiling, gentle people not even questioning why I was there. Just welcoming. You’ve GOT to come to Pakistan ! IMG_5694IMG_5692IMG_5712Life happens and we keep moving along… IMG_5708Warm roti. YES.IMG_5710IMG_5714The man above smiled and gestured to me as he passed by, to please take a picture. I happily obliged. What a sanguine moment. IMG_5713IMG_5717Delhi Gate, one of six remaining historic gates in the Walled City of Lahore. It faces eastward in the direction of Delhi, India. Back in the Mughal era, this was the main gateway to Lahore. The gates were closed and locked every evening. IMG_5716

11aug2018 Lahore, Pakistan

 

LAHORE, PAKISTAN: مسجد وزیر خان WAZIR KHAN MOSQUE

Completed in 1641. Located in the Walled City. We entered via Delhi Gate and walked a few minutes to get here. 

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11aug18 Lahore, Pakistan

LAHORE, PAKISTAN : “ROADSIDE”

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Tuesday, August 14th, is “Partition Day” یوم آزادی‎; Yaum-e Āzādī ~ Independence Day ~ National fervor is building in the days leading up to it ~ lots of Pakistan flags of all sizes are everywhere. This man has a rather large one on his tractor. 

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Selling sunglasses on the roadside.
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Lone figure outside of a Mosque.

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Polka dots and eye contact.
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A boy selling shoes by the roadside. 
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Anonymity

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Brick layers transport 20-22 bricks on their backs continuously, at a building site.

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Waiting for the bus
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Stencil art at Liberty Market

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august 2018. Lahore, Pakistan.