Walled City of Lahore

The Walled City of Lahore, also known as the “Old City”, is the section of Lahore, Pakistan, that was fortified by a city wall during the Mughal era. It is located in the northwestern part of the city and includes both the Imperial Mosque and the Fort (Shahi Qila).

Above, entrance to Food Street.

Above, restaurant in Food Street.

Above, Roshnai Gate, which leads to Hazuri Bagh.

Above, Badshahi Masjid seen from the roof of a building in Food Street.

Above, Roshnai Gate and Hazuri Bagh.

Above, Alamgiri Gate to the Fort.

Above, tomb of Sikh Ruler Ranjit Singh and Minar-e-Pakistan.

Above, wall of the fort.

Above, looking towards Heera Mandi.

Above, sheep prepared to be sacrificed for the Eid in a few days.

Above, camel ready for sacrifice.

Above, tomb of a sufi pir.

Above, kids of the walled city.

Above, old-style balconies.

Above, water pumping station (from the British Raj era).

Above, Suhneri Masjid (Golden Mosque) of Lahore.

Above, minarets of Wazir Khan Masjid (Mosque of Wazir Khan).

Above, gate of Wazir Khan Masjid. The Mosque is famous for its decorations (faience tiles and frescos).

Above, courtyard of the mosque.

Above, those stairs lead to the tomb of sufi pir.

Above, on the way to the top of a minaret (I had to pay a bribe to the guard to get there).

Above, dyers drying clothes.

Above, pigeons.

Above, the cages are all for pigeons.

Above, the courtyard seen from the top of a minaret.

Above, drink made from the pulp of a sugarcane.

Above, spices in the bazaar.

Above, approaching Delhi Gate.

Above, the Wazir Khan Hammam (or Shahi Hammam: Royal Bath) are located right next to Delhi Gate.

Above, on the other side of Delhi Gate, outside the walled city.

Above, mud wrstling pit. It was too early for training.

Above, the railway station on the way home.


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