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Thursday, April 17, 2008

Only Statue

This statue of Alfred Woolner is the only statue which survived in Pakistan from the British era, the rest were all destroyed after partition.

9 comments:

Dina said...

How come it survived? Because the people liked him?

Alex said...

Nice shot but who is he ??

Chuck Pefley said...

echoing both questions ... who and why?

Destitute Rebel said...

Dina, Most of the statues were destroyed by people as statues were considered pagan/un-islamic. I guess this one survived just by chance or maybe because Alfred Woolner was an educator and had done a lot for the community.

Alex, He was first the librarian and later the Vice Chancellor of the biggest University in the Pakistan Region.

Chuck I hope I answered both your questions.

babooshka said...

Again another mini history lesson.,always a pleasure to stop by your posts.

magiceye said...

in mumbai most of the statues from that era have been shifted to the museum compound

Dina said...

Ah, I see. It sounds like what happened to the Catholic churches in Europe when the Reformation sweep through.
I have a LOT to learn about your history, so I'll be back.
Your faithful reader

Alex said...

Thank you for your information !!

Demi said...

Thanks for writing this.