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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Lahore Museum

This is a picture of the Lahore Museum, Established in 1894 this museum has a huge collection and is one of the best museums in the region. Rudyard Kipling's father John Lockwood Kipling was one of the first curators of this museum and had arranged for a job for his son in Lahore, Lahore's influence is evident in Kipling's writings, a lot of scenes from "Kim" are set around the sights near this building.

17 comments:

Mubi said...

i never knew about Kipling's father being the first curator. thanks for the info. it was nice reading

and of course the selection of this sight is great considering the fact that so many people come to ur blog and they get a great chance to virtually visit Lahore :)

magiceye said...

imposingly impressive structure!

vero said...

Hi, thanks for your visit. This building is splendid. I think also
the museum cab be splendid.

yoshi said...

It's a very beautiful monument! It must be nice to visit this museum!

Dina said...

Oh wow, so exotic! I wanna pass that security gate and go IN !

Alex said...

So beautiful !! I love the brick domes.
An amazing building...
My brother read kim when he was at school but I've never read it, perharps I will

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Benjamin Madison said...

Wonderful! Thank you again.

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks Mubi.

Magiceye, A lot of buildings from that time are huge and amazing.

Vero Thanks for stopping by.

Yoshi, I have been inside this museum a long time ago, It has some amazing stuff, this visit was just on the outside to take pictures of the building for all the wonderful readers of this blog.

Dina, :-) on passing that security gate you will witness amazing things from the past.

Alex, all the old buildings here in Pakistan are red brick and they are amazing, Kiplings writings are quite interesting.

Destitute Rebel said...

Benjamin, Thank you all for your visits and comments that encourage me to go out and take more photographs.

Hira said...

Oh, I went there such a long, long time ago. Only remember Buddha's statue.

Thanks for the photo.

Jim said...

Thats a beautiful building.

Dusty Lens said...

Amazing what we learn when we visit other blogs. I had not known that about Kipling. I do enjoy the architecture seen here.

Dina said...

You gave me the idea: today I photographed the huge Jerusalem Central Bus Station and all the bag checkers, metal detectors, and X-ray machines at the entrance. It takes us forever to get in. Your museum entrance looks much more civilized.

babooshka said...

Another very interesting post, and impressive looking building

J.C. said...

What a beautiful museum! Great that it's so well-maintained for such an old building! I enjoy the story of Kipling's Dad too. Very enlightening.


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Thiên said...

Wow, it IS a very beautiful building. It's always amazing to me when history is preserved as it is here. Very nice. It's so neat to think of the people who have wandered along there!