The Gate

Sometimes, pictures capture a side you can’t appreciate with the naked eye. I’ve been to this park numerous times, but never seen this gate in such grandeur!

P.S. Any guesses on where this gate is?

Image credit: Zainub Iqbal

14 Comments so far

  1. sapna (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 6:27 pm

    hey, isn’t this the gate to Jehangir Kothari parade (across from the Point)? gorgeous picture, by the way!

  2. Imran (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 6:45 pm

    Ofcourse, see it every now & then; but now that you mention it, i wonder who exactly is the creative designer of this grand beauty?

    Another beautiful gate that captures my eye is a wrought-iron entrance to a pre-partition building at Pakistan Chowk. The grill work including the arch is simply magnificient!!

    Wish we had more architectural monuments in Karachi. If we look at some very old pics of Karachi we’ll see some amazing statues and statuettes from the colonial era, that stood all across Karachi, from Kothri Parade, to Frere Hall, to Khaliq Dina Hall and Mohatta Palace – that were probably vandalized or torn down due to some controversial issue of “kufr” etc :(

    I have heard from a couple of prominent architects of Karachi that some of these statues still lie in preservation, hidden away in some old buildings, waiting for a better time, to see the light of day when the awam of Karachi is more enlightened and liberal to appreciate Art — but considering what we did to our own art at the Karachi beach …. i wonder how long before we can live as a civilized society and enjoy beauty amongst us.

    NB: Lift the Emergency, bring in MMA – and then we can all enjoy ART!

  3. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 7:05 pm

    allow me to say this is gate of new park at Clifton – if i get the name correct IBN Qasim Park ? –

  4. HITMAN (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

    yup, Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim

  5. JAY (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 7:55 pm

    Yes this is IBN Qasim Park, i was there with my family when Mr. Governer turned up with his entourage and security. Amazingly no one was told to leave the park or give way to the motorcade or any other vvip shindig. He himself was driving the black Merc and stopped at this gate to give way to people coming out. At that moment he looked at his right where we were standing then he waved his hand and drove through the gate to park his vehicle inside. After that we saw him taking a casual walk and mixing up with the people around… to me atleast he left some impression that day.

  6. Zara Ali (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 10:37 pm

    many dont knw bout it but there is a shiva mandir inside Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim. It dates back to 4000 BC. Despite not being a Hindu been there many times but they get pissy if u enter when its their prayer time.. which is understandable.. have a non-Muslim enter a monque n the Paki-maulvi would skin him alive!

  7. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 10:43 pm


    Thanks for the update, it is totally a new piece of information, Thank you again.

  8. Zara Ali (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    the mandir actually is inside a cave :)

  9. Neena (unregistered) on November 11th, 2007 @ 10:58 pm

    Wow! I just saw a pic of. Bagh Ibn-e-Qasim and it is breathtaking.

    He himself was driving the black Merc

    We need more politicians like him though it would have been perfect if he was driving the local car as they do in India.

  10. Reality_Check (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 10:16 am

    Ordinary cars are not bullet proof.

  11. MB (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 11:28 am

    I think its bagh ibne-Qasim

  12. A for [pine]Apple (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 11:55 am

    *moderated: sorry asma, but doesn’t pertain to the topic*

  13. IUnknown (unregistered) on November 12th, 2007 @ 4:15 pm

    @zara, hindus shud be linient to muslims as they always pose theirselves. No mullah scolds those foreigners who keep taking fotographs in Masjid Tooba, defence

  14. Kalay-azaar (unregistered) on November 13th, 2007 @ 10:18 am

    BAD BAD BAD Photography!

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