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. 

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LAHORE , PAKISTAN: دوپٹہ گلی DUPATTA GALI

دوپٹہ گلی Dupatta Gali is a famous, old spot in Lahore’s Liberty Market. A dupatta is a shawl-like scarf that is part of Pakistani women’s traditional wear. Dupatta Gali is an intoxicating scene of dyers making colorful designs on dupattas:

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Dyers throw these up with expertise for hang drying.
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A young boy, probably an apprentice in his family’s dye-stall.
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Motorbikes aren’t just for riding. They are used to drape the dupattas for drying. 

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4aug18 Lahore, Pakistan

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰 : TO AND FRO

میں اکیلا ہی چلتا ہوں

Young boys work along men performing road reparation on a hot Saturday afternoon.

بات چیت

A jeweler

You catch ’em, they POSE . Pakistanis quickly becoming my favorite subjects…

Halwa Puri breakfast from my favorite local restaurant: ZEST

July2018. Lahore , Pakistan 🇵🇰

LAHORE , PAKISTAN : A PIECE OF ME میرے ایک ٹکڑے

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Picture of me. Peering into a jewelry shop on Ichara Street.
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I’m not sure if Pakistanis have ever seen a camera they didn’t like. 

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Narrow alley off of Ichara Street.

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“Action Child.” A lot of hustle and bustle on the narrow paths off of Ichara Street.

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Dangerous, hard work on a hot Saturday afternoon.
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The Elections (finally over) caused quite a stir for weeks leading up to July 25th…

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Apples

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21jul18 Lahore, Pakistan.

 

LAHORE , PAKISTAN 🇵🇰: WAGAH BORDER CEREMONY

The lowering of the flags ceremony at the Wagah border is a daily military practice that the security forces of India and Pakistan (Pakistan Rangers) have jointly followed since 1959. The drill is characterized by elaborate and rapid dancelike manoeuvres, which have been described as “colourful”. It is alternatively a symbol of the two countries’ rivalry, as well as brotherhood and cooperation between the two nations. (Wiki)

Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan.

14jul18. Lahore , Pakistan 🇵🇰.

LAHORE , PAKISTAN : MAKIN’ JALEBI !

Jalebi, also known as zulbia and zalabia, is a sweet made by deep-frying maida flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, which are then soaked in sugar syrup.

This kind Jalebi maker invited me to take pictures of his process. Awesome. And the Jalebi was delicious, too!

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14jul18. Lahore, Pakistan.