Omar1984 nice job as always too bro keep it up!
Omar1984 nice job as always too bro keep it up!
steel lions of railway hospital and adjoining Railway police station, in Peshawar:
Hand forged gates of Heritage Railway hospital , Peshawar:
Lady Griffith's school gate, Dabgari, Peshawar:
I really like this building, though its small and now neglected, but whenever I go see it upclose, it looks marvelous, sadly I dont know what it is? the only info on it is that it was a Piano Shop back in the Imerial times.
Peshawar's first Power house, now in ruins:
This beautiful building is no more It is the famous Lansdowne theatre of Peshawar that was demolished illegally, also known as Falak Sair
Some more pix of the Lansdowne Theatre:
Carved Floral capitals of the columns on its balconies:
During its demolition: it was demolished illegally by gangsters belonging to a famous rich politicians group
The Stay Order was given by the court at this stage but it was too late by then:
The fools in their lust for money destroyed part of their own history, whereas in the west people save their past:
The Islamia College Club Building in Khyber Bazaar Peshawar City:
(this building was fundamental in the Pakistan Movement since all the Islamia College students were Muslim Leaguers who organized meetings and Majalis in the Pakistan Freedom Movement. You can call it the unofficial HQ of the Pakistan Movement in NWFP. Many great leaders visited the place from time to time. Sadly, it is now in shambles because the local shop keepers have illegally taken over the shops in its ground storey and dont even pay their rentals to Islamia College nor vacate the premises. Muft Ki Roti taken illegally, destroying our heritage in the process!!)
Lady Griffith's Girls' School:
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Mughal Emperor Babar, who recorded its importance in his autobiography, visited the place.
Jehan Ara Begum, the daughter of Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan, converted Gor Khuttree into a caravanserai and named it Sarai Jahanabad. She also constructed a Jama Masjid, a sauna bath and two wells inside Sarai Jahanabad for the convenience of travellers.
Karawan Seraey (Caravan Stay inn) Gor Gathri Peshawar:
(this building is very old, there are contradicting views on its origins but it seems that it is as old as the silk road and the Qissa Khwani Bazzar)
Some Pix of Gor Gathrhi(modern times) and Gor Khuttree (old term - Hindu times):
[Gor Khuttree is the place where Sir Alexander Cunningham discovered the Kanishka Vihara (the Great Stupa of King Kanishka), and according to the Marhoom Dr. Dani it is the place where the famous tower of the Buddha bowl once stood. ]
1) The site of the ancient Temple:
(The celebrated Chinese pilgrim, Hiuen Tsang, who visited Gandhara in the early 7th Century AD, had paid glowing tribute to the city and the Great Stupa of Kanishka in his memoirs.)
2) S.M. Jaffar identified it with the place of Hindu pilgrimage where they performed the Sardukahr ritual (shaving off heads):
3) The Sikhs converted the site into the residence and official headquarters of their leader who was governor of Peshawar from 1838-1845. They constructed a temple for Shiva there.
The Pakistan State bank 100 Rupees note with Islamia College Peshawar (the center for the Pakistan freedom movement in the 1940s) on its back:
There were plans to remove this historical building from the 100 Rs. note but the old Muslim Leaguers and students of Islamia College ran a campaign to inform the people about its historical importance to Pakistan.
The 10 Rs. Note with the Bab-e-Khyber:
All conquers and victors of India passed through this gate. The historians have conflicting views about the name "khyber" but the local Afghans' (Pushtuns) oral tradition from generation to generation states that it is Hebrew in origin.
The Famous transport of Peshawar with their nicknames
This is the famous Mazda (large), its slow, dont take this one if you plan to go site seeing in Peshawar hahaha (but safer than the others)
The Smaller Bus (Mazda), very quick and most common:
The Big Bad Bedford (called Mungar or the big Beetle):
[dont be fooled by its large size, its the fastest thing in Peshawar other than if we had Rocket propelled transportation ha ha ha
The Daewoo Bus:
[for transportation between Peshawar and other cities, very comfy, plus many dudes just buy the ticket to see the Hot hostesses haha
These are people killers!! No, I'm just kidding:
The Royal Horse Transport:
The Donkey Cart:
called Gulshan Rerha:
last bu not least(Tanga):
sadly will post some next time. It is common in the suburbs near the rural areas and if you have any displaced bones or joints it can replace them for you, you just need to sit in it and find out
The old babays (old men) are the best here, they are really really kind. This one below is not a beggar, he's just expressing his point
A Guru Jee Busy selling his stuff:
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Cunningham Clock Tower, Peshawar
Built in 1900 by the British, the name of the Cunningham Clock Tower refers to a British officer Sir George Cunnigham, who was governor of Peshawar during that time. The tower is commonly known as "Ghanta ghar" by the locals.
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You can see from the faces of the people of Peshawar ..they look different from rest of Pakistani's .. Genes from the old Aryan race. Kanishka was an Aryan ruler.
Btw.. Germans also called them bloodline from Aryans during Hitler era..
These Pakistanis were not from Peshawar:
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan
Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal, known as Iqbal-e-Lahori in Iran and Afghanistan.
And dont forget your favorite Pakistani:
However, generally speaking in Pakistan people from the north (both North-West and North-East) are more fairer, have lighter eyes, lighter hair, etc.. but we also see that in Hunza Valley (near the Pakistan-China border) that people from that area look very similar to the people of NWFP but have different cultures, languages, etc..
Why do you think North Indians look different from South Indians its because of geography but yes there's been many invasions in Pakistan throughout history...Aryans, Huns, Greeks, Arabs, Persians, etc so you'll see a lot of variety in Pakistan.
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