Friday, February 16, 2007

Civil Lines

Some more photos from Civil Lines.

The historic Maidens hotel, now run by the Oberoi group. One of the premiere places for Europeans to lodge in colonial times. One story has it that two ladies staying here wired home for money, "Send money, or maidens no longer!"


The run-down gate to Qudsia Bagh, the gardens of the Dowager Mughal Empress Qudsia, wife of Mohammed Shah and mother of his son, the next Emperor Ahmed Shah.


Inside the gate.

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Spotted in one corner of the gardens. The tennis courts, once the preserve of Europeans only (Indians could walk through the gardens only in the mornings), are now run by the Masons!

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