Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Lalbagh Fort in Old Dhaka

One of the main reasons I wanted to go to Old Dhaka was to visit Lalbagh Fort as when I had been previously on Fridays, it had been closed. Construction of the fort began in 1677 but it was never finished. However, three structures were finished in 1684 - the Hall of the Audience, the Quilla Mosque and the Mausoleum with the latter shown in the photo below.
It was set amid well-maintained gardens and from up on top one of the surrounding walls there was a good view over the shops and street that adjoined it. While close to the mosque, local boys were using the space to play an impromptu game of cricket. But these ones peered at us through the fence and were quite happy to have their photo taken.

As the day was still quite hot, the shady alcoves at the bottom of the wall provided an ideal seat. It was also a place where couples could meet and spend time together.

Then of course, we attracted attention all along the way. This brave person even asked to have his photo taken with some of our group!!

1 comment:

Photo Cache said...

You took great photos. I visited this place a last year and the weather was gloomy. My photos didnt turn out the way I wanted.


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