PESHAWAR DIARIES

Hey again!

A couple of months ago, I went to Pakistan for my brother’s big fat Pakistani wedding. As most of you know, I was born in Peshawar and every time I land in Pakistan, a part of me feels like it is home.  It is so hard to describe how vibrant and alive the country is.

As I was walking through Old Peshawar with my cousin, Waqas, taking pictures, we stumbled upon a famous Kavah (green tea) spot and they insisted that we be their guests and enjoy a cup with them. A few days later, we droned outside an old Mosque and a crowd huddled around us, all excited, to see the footage we had captured. This is one of my favourite things about photography - the experiences it allows you to have as you walk around with your camera hoping to capture memories.

Today I am sharing this short video of my trip with you - I want you to see Peshawar through my eyes and share glimpses of memories I will cherish forever.

Peshawar is the capital city of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province in Pakistan. With over 4 million residents, it is the 6th biggest city in the country. The places that were featured in the video above are:

  1. Islamia College Peshawar:  Found in 1913, this is one of the oldest educational institutions in Pakistan. The university offers courses in  arts, languages, humanities, social sciences and modern sciences. The architecture of the building and the grounds are breathtaking.

  2. Sethi Mohallah:  This is a neighbourhood of seven mansions located in Old Peshawar. The Sethi house that we visited was built in 1884, mostly of wood, by the Sethi family. The details in the wood work and art work on the ceilings are absolutely stunning. 

  3. Mahabbat Khan Mosque: This beautiful mosque was built in 1630 and named after the Mughal governor of Peshawar, Nawab Mahabat Khan bin Ali Mardan Khan. I loved the floral frescos on the white marble.

  4. Ghanta Ghar:  This clock tower was built in 1900 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria. 

  5. Nathia Gali: Just a few hours drive from Peshawar, we escaped to this beautiful hill station for a couple of days. The winding roads and the scenery were a feast for the eyes. 

  6. Other Random Streets of Peshawar

Hope you enjoyed this!

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