Until recent years, Lahore’s spellbinding Walled City was a regular stop on the tourist trail between Europe and Asia. Hippies, backpackers and a whole bunch of other travellers would wander through the atmospheric bazaars and laneways on their way from Iran through to India. Since the turn of the millennium, Pakistan’s image on the world stage has taken a beating, and many would-be visitors are skipping the country altogether. Through this photo series, we open up the historic old city once again for all to see. Come and take a walk along the fabled streets, meet the people, and experience Lahore at its most vibrant.

Comments (8)

  • Fay Blight Reply

    TheWalled City looks intriguing. Would love to explore it -maybe someday.
    Good photos – a shame the tourism to Pakistan has changed over the years. Maybe it will pick up again one day when it appears to be a little more stable. Here’s hoping as I’m sure it has a lot to offer the traveller. But then again, for those who are adventurous enough to tour there, not having loads of tourists probably makes it even more special.

    October 19, 2013 at 5:10 am
    • Tim Blight Reply

      The Walled City is amazing – in many ways, it’s like it’s frozen in time! I hope more tourists get to see it – even a couple of hundred more each year wouldn’t spoil it, as tourism has dropped off so dramatically 🙁

      October 21, 2013 at 6:53 am
  • heena Reply

    Nyc clicks. . .

    November 6, 2013 at 7:39 pm
    • Tim Blight Reply

      Thanks Heena, and thanks for visiting!

      November 6, 2013 at 7:51 pm
  • Agness Reply

    This is a very vivid and busy place Tim. It must have quickened your pulse!

    December 20, 2013 at 2:42 am
    • Tim Blight Reply

      It’s so exciting- I love old Lahore!! You must visit someday! Thanks for reading 🙂

      December 20, 2013 at 5:46 am
  • Renuka Reply

    Lahore is certainly intriguing. I’m sure it’s not obviously appealing, but when a traveller gives it some time, it is absolutely amazing. Your photos are endearing.

    July 9, 2015 at 2:58 am

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