Lahore is heart

Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soulPosts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
edited November 12, 2009 in Journeys
Lahore is the most historic and most known and most visited city of Pakistan. It is about 5 hours drive for Islamabad the capital of Pakistan. It is near to the Indian border and is provincial capital of Punjab. People are extremely lively and are known for their hospitality. City is also known for it's food. It is Hollywood of Pakistan and known as LollyWood. Full of culture and life all around is something to see.

I was there only for 6 hours and was only able to see and shoot few things. Sky was totaly washed out and city was covered with haze.

Here is 1st part shot around "Food street" and "Data Derbar" it is grave of a saint and place is quite famous among "Brailve Muslims"

Traffic :scratch if you love to take photos i recomend don't drive yourself
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Street Barbar shop
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This is "food street" if you love food this place is for you i love food there

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These are shot on traffic signal through glass
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this was shot from car better composition was ruind because of Backfocus :cry
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Some high flyers around the tomb. Tombs are usually favourit place of these people

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Inside tomb this guy rubs oil on hands of devoties and pray for them.

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Distribution of food among poors in the tomb
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Grave
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People would sit around the grave for blessings
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then i went to Lahore fort light was pthetic i will post those later

People say

"Who havn't seen Lahore he is not born yet"

In times of festivals like Spring festivals and religious festivals this city is real place to see.

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  • JimbojackJimbojack Big grins Posts: 94Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 25, 2008
    Great photos!

    Next time I go to South Asia, I'm planing on visiting North India/Pakistan, Specifically Kashmir, Karakoram, go down to Karachi and cross into Iran. Hopefully I'll be able to do it this or next year. Your pictures make me want to pack my bags and go now thumb.gif
    Phillip

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  • Tee WhyTee Why Major grins Posts: 2,390Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Nice series.
    I like the barber shot the best. What a lively place.
  • gluwatergluwater SmugMug Technical Account Manager Posts: 3,599Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
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    Excellent, I love them all but I really like the two above.
    Nick
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Thank you all :D
    Thine is the beauty of light; mine is the song of fire. Thy beauty exalts the heart; my song inspires the soul. Allama Iqbal

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  • schmooschmoo word nerd Posts: 8,468Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    I always love a good thread by Awais :D

    I love the mixture of happiness and sadness, of dust and of color in this series. This is by all means a truly mixed city (as all cities are) with all kinds of people, emotions, and faces.

    Thank you!
  • seastackseastack Major grins Posts: 716Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Wonderful! Wonderful! Such a great series, I always look forward to your posts Awais. My favorite by far is the street barber shot ... the portraits are wonderful and add to richness of the whole series as always ... but the barber shop is life. The juxtaposition of old world with the western advertising and influence in the background is a bonus.

    If I may ask a (somewhat) related question on your thread here ... this photo of President Musharraf on the Magnum blog, taken by one of my favorite photojournalists, has a portrait in the President's office on the wall.

    Do you know who is in the portrait? Does this have historical significance in the scheme of things?

    thanks again Awais!

    tom
  • SeefutlungSeefutlung Unsharp at any Speed Posts: 2,781Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Super ... this series tells a story, fills the viewer with more questions than answers and ends with the viewer begging for more ...

    Great Job Awais.

    Gary

    PS- Next time you go to Lahore ... let me know I'd love to shoot this city.
    G
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    seastack wrote:
    Wonderful! Wonderful! Such a great series, I always look forward to your posts Awais. My favorite by far is the street barber shot ... the portraits are wonderful and add to richness of the whole series as always ... but the barber shop is life. The juxtaposition of old world with the western advertising and influence in the background is a bonus.

    If I may ask a (somewhat) related question on your thread here ... this photo of President Musharraf on the Magnum blog, taken by one of my favorite photojournalists, has a portrait in the President's office on the wall.

    Do you know who is in the portrait? Does this have historical significance in the scheme of things?

    thanks again Awais!

    tom

    Thanks Tom he is Mohammad Ali Jinnah the founder of Pakistan.
    I am glas you enjoyed the photos the barber shop was right in middle of Pakistan's largest camera market
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Seefutlung wrote:
    Super ... this series tells a story, fills the viewer with more questions than answers and ends with the viewer begging for more ...

    Great Job Awais.

    Gary

    PS- Next time you go to Lahore ... let me know I'd love to shoot this city.
    G

    Thanks Gary if you want to come on coming spring festival ? this place is worth visitng on spring festival clap.gif

    When ever you decide let me know really want to shoot with you clap.gif
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  • explorishexplorish begrinner Posts: 135Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    very cool series. thanks for showing us your country. i prefer this way to any tourist agency advertisements ;)
    The best thing about a photo is the journey that brought you to it.
  • OsirisPhotoOsirisPhoto Major grins Posts: 367Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Exceptional! thumb.gif

    I love this one, made me chuckle.

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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Hyperbaric wrote:
    Exceptional! thumb.gif

    I love this one, made me chuckle.

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    thanks the girl on the shirt is famous indian actress Kareena Kapoor. It is really un natural to see a guy wearing a picture shirt in religious place in Muslim countries
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  • swintonphotoswintonphoto Artist Posts: 1,664Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 26, 2008
    Awais, your images always move me. These ones are especially stunning. As always - wonderful.
  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2008
    Awais, your images always move me. These ones are especially stunning. As always - wonderful.

    Thank you Sir thumb.gif
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  • SeefutlungSeefutlung Unsharp at any Speed Posts: 2,781Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2008
    Thanks Gary if you want to come on coming spring festival ? this place is worth visitng on spring festival clap.gif

    When ever you decide let me know really want to shoot with you clap.gif

    That would be fun ... both for the images and the trouble ...

    Gary
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2008
    Seefutlung wrote:
    That would be fun ... both for the images and the trouble ...

    Gary

    :D Lahore is very safe place to visit for anyone :D
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  • ChrisJChrisJ Major grins Posts: 2,159Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2008
    Wow, I'm jealous. That kind of international travel is off the books for our family for a few years.

    Great shots, as always, Awais. What amazing colors and characters.
    Chris
  • spechtalspechtal Major grins Posts: 344Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 27, 2008
    Great shots Awais. Your threads are always wonderful to look at and learn from.clap.gif
    Angela
  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,183Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2008
    :D Lahore is very safe place to visit for anyone :D

    Mind if I join you ? ne_nau.gif
    May be, may be ... :D

    Awais: your pictures man ... iloveyou.giflustiloveyou.gif


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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,183Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2008
    Thanks Gary if you want to come on coming spring festival ? this place is worth visitng on spring festival clap.gif

    When ever you decide let me know really want to shoot with you clap.gif

    and when is that Spring festival ?ne_nau.gif
    All the best ! ... António Correia - Facebook
  • SeefutlungSeefutlung Unsharp at any Speed Posts: 2,781Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2008
    and when is that Spring festival ?ne_nau.gif

    Antonio ... you are a wild man! :)
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  • leaforteleaforte Major grins Posts: 1,948Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 28, 2008
    Awais You are a true photographer. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Yuri PautovYuri Pautov Major grins Posts: 1,918Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 29, 2008
    Great photographs, my friend!
    What machine are you using now?
    Yuri
  • gusgus Major grins Posts: 16,209Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 29, 2008
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    Mate i love it...fantastic !!
  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 29, 2008
    Great photographs, my friend!
    What machine are you using now?
    Yuri

    Thanks all

    Yuri this time i have EOS 400D + kit lens and 50mm 1.8 iloveyou.gifclap
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  • Antonio CorreiaAntonio Correia Always learning Setubal - PortugalPosts: 6,183Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 29, 2008
    Seefutlung wrote:
    Antonio ... you are a wild man! :)

    I have been talking with my wife about this and she told me that it may be rather dangerous because there are many different people around.

    And very dangerous for Americans. Not for Portuguese as they are not important.

    We have been looking for travels in group to this part of the World and some are very interesting. Cultural travels. VERY interesting indeed. :D

    It's different to travel in group or just by yourself ...
    :Dthumb.gif
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 29, 2008
    Not for Portuguese as they are not important.

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    Spring festival is in Spring March April a lot of Americans go to Lahore. Infect they travel more in Pakistan then we do eek7.gif
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  • SeefutlungSeefutlung Unsharp at any Speed Posts: 2,781Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2008
    Thanks all

    Yuri this time i have EOS 400D + kit lens and 50mm 1.8 iloveyou.gifclap

    I am glad you are using a dSLR ... has the new camera improved you photos?

    Gary
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  • Awais YaqubAwais Yaqub One Inspired soul Posts: 10,557Registered Users Major grins
    edited March 1, 2008
    Seefutlung wrote:
    I am glad you are using a dSLR ... has the new camera improved you photos?

    Gary

    Hi Gary well i think apart from fine picture quality and DOF nothing has changes in my photos.
    Thine is the beauty of light; mine is the song of fire. Thy beauty exalts the heart; my song inspires the soul. Allama Iqbal

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  • StagehandStagehand lomo rules apply Posts: 29Registered Users Big grins
    edited March 1, 2008
    great colors...I like your portraits very much. did great stuff with what you say is grey light.

    I wonder, how do you approach people to take their portrait? Do you ask permission?
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