Saturday, October 27, 2012

Eid Mehndi, Karachi

Eid Mehndi, Karachi
Originally uploaded by Ameer Hamza
Eid Mubarak to all Muslims.

Mehndi patterns displayed by a Pakistani girl in Karachi, Pakistan.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Tomb of Phyllis Louise Lawrence, Gora Qabristan, Karachi

The white-domed tomb of Phyllis Louise Lawrence, nee Napier, the first wife of Sir Henry Staveley Lawrence (Collector of Karachi). The Lawrence couple were married in 1899 and had three children before Phyllis was killed in a carriage accident in Karachi on 30 June 1912. Karachi, Sind, British India.

I was able to shoot this photograph early morning of 24th Dec, 2006, when I visited the place with my mother. It saddens me that the place around the tomb is now all vandalized and captured by land mafia. I was told by a Christian at the cemetery that this area was taken up by Muslim refugees from India after partition. Somehow this tomb survived.

There's an interesting story about this woman in the book written on Karachi (a compilation) by Asif Farukki.