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Blast From The Past by InayatShah Blast From The Past by InayatShah
Location: Lahore Pakistan.

This image is taken just outside one of Lahores most Posh and Expensive Locations.  Going from one to the other is almost a culture shock in itself.  From the rich affluence and westernised people to an location that is almost living 100 years back.

If you take the cars out of the image .. this picture could have easily been taken in the early 1900's
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Are those 2litre fizzy drink bottles there?

Your record of Pakistani life is a special thing - places and people like these are so often totally neglected, and disappear without record. I really enjoy these images.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well really .. How could the British Raj survive without fizzy drinks ..

Thank you .. and from the image you just would never imagine that its less than 100 yards from the most posh and expensive localities of lahore ..
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, I live in South Africa, so I can believe it - maybe not that close, but we have our fair share
Sandton is the financial capital of SA, yet Alexandria is literally across the road. The first place you see when travelling from Cape Town Airport is the shanty-town side of Langa.

Madiba made a huge difference, but we still have the poor.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
 You took the words right out of my mouth .. I was going to compare it to Sandton.. but its been so long since my last visit to SA .. The name slipped my mind.  I have been to SA before the Mandela  era and I still remember a lot ...It had so many similarities in some ways
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It would seem so - mostly dry and dusty, disparate income levels. But you capture a timelessness that we don't have here. One can date most South African images quite easily, to within a decade at least. Some of yours, I think one could be out by centuries, if it wasn't for the fact of the invention of photography!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
I would say that ... In Pakistan .. the majority of the population .. with the exception of a few nicknacks .. are still living in the 18 Century ..
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AfricanObserver Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Things have changed here. One can see someone in expensive designer jeans/ shoes, living in a tin shack, with a late model cell phone, hopping into a decrepit minibus for transport.
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Its similar that way in Kiev / Ukraine.  There is a lot of poverty but you see them all spruced up and spending what little money they have on expensive cell phones and designer clothes
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superxtoon Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2013  Student General Artist
Lovely!
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InayatShah Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you
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