Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Aabi Guzar Toll


Previously, Aabi Guzar Gone, 22nd September:

"Over the years, I started coming across photographs of the place in old travelogues. Having never been to the place, the sight of the place in an old book became a thing of little joy for me. Earlier this year when I visited Srinagar, the thought of finally visiting the place did occur to me, but it was winter, the water levels were low, it would not have been a pretty sight, I told myself, 'Next time when the water levels are higher.'

This old building is now gone, destroyed in the flood of September 2014."


A page from 'This is Kashmir' (1954) by Pearce Gervis.



Aabi Guzar
Water Way Octroi
Francis Brunel, 1977
summer, 2010. 
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Finally visited the place on November 18th.



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