City Walk – Balcony Watch

Balcony Watch. A frivolous activity in a world running at a maddening pace. The Karachi Walla has ostrich like behavior in face of reality therefore falls for these balconies time and again. Who lives there? Why don’t they care? I feel like climbing the stairs and plea the residents. These balconies are dying a slow painful death. A writer once said that our vocabulary of sophisticated words gets depleted as a society turns materialistic. Then everything gets measured by soulless numbers. The sophisticated vocabulary and these balconies both have no chance in such society.

All of these pictures were clicked in Saddar. The architects and masons of these balconies have disappeared but not long before leaving their mark on Karachi’s landscape. Through the balconies. How do you plan to leave your mark?

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4 Comments on “City Walk – Balcony Watch”

  1. October 12, 2011 at 10:24 am #

    Oh, this is something i do all the time, especially when passing through Saddar . Recently life carried me to Bolton Market and there i was, gazing at the balconies again. I always imagine the lives of the original occupants of these homes and balconies.

  2. October 12, 2011 at 10:26 am #

    oh and gurumandir has its own sets of nice balconies if you pass through the lanes there. Sadly, all those old houses/mansions are being demolished now and apartment blocks are being constructed in their place.

  3. Waqas Ansari
    October 24, 2015 at 10:41 pm #

    Agree with SaFire. It was a pleasurable experience for the eyes. I always loved to watch these balconies at sadar / burns road while passing there through.


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