Street Art

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Kothari Parade

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St.Andrews Church

These pictures are part of a series of paintings done on a wall on main I.I.Chundrigar Road. These paintings were done by school children a few years back as part of a festival celebrating Karachi, called Karavan Karachi. Its surprising how its been there for such a long time, yet I’d never seen it till a few days ago. Wouldn’t it be great if we had more of such paintings on walls in KLarachi rather than graffiti advertising quacks, coaching centres and slogans of various political parties?

6 Comments so far

  1. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on June 11th, 2005 @ 2:09 pm

    Very interesting!

    Saba can you point out the exact place on the Chundrigar Road, where these paintings are?

    I am sure that there may be other similar paintings nearby.


  2. saba (unregistered) on June 11th, 2005 @ 2:33 pm

    They’re a bit ahead from the railway tracks (which are next to a mosque, I think)..its a series of about 6-7 paintings.


  3. marium (unregistered) on June 11th, 2005 @ 4:24 pm

    ive heard about those paintings on the wall! it was a project initiated by a pakistani architect. i forgot her name but she is quite well known and she worked with many kids to clean up the area and make it look nicer.

    ps ur journal is really great.


  4. Anathema (unregistered) on June 11th, 2005 @ 5:50 pm

    the paitings are on the wall acing the cotton exchange. come to hbl. there is a mosque facing it (slightly on its left) on the main road. th4ese paintings dorn the walls next to the mosque, beneath a tree. it will be on ure left if ure coming from shaheen complex, right before the SCB building bridge.


  5. Arsalaan Haleem (unregistered) on June 12th, 2005 @ 3:26 pm

    I think I have got the exact location – Thanks

    Next time I am in the area, i will defintely drop in to see those pictures.

    Marium, I think you are talking about Mrs. Yasmeen Lari – the designer of FTC Building and countless others.

    She is also the conservative project director for the Sheesh Mahal and some other famous building in Lahore. And she is always at the forefront of such projects across Pakistan.


  6. Haroon Azam (unregistered) on June 16th, 2005 @ 3:45 pm

    This is a good trend for youth to spent their extra time in positive activities. I am impressed of the pictures. Nice pics!



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