Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Amritsar, Punjab

Each Monday, ( a little later this week), I post a mystery photo, or occasionally a mystery object on my blog. I encourage you to leave a comment, if you think you might know where this week’s mystery photo, was taken. If you guess correctly, I will credit you the following week and post a link to your site/blog. Guest contributions are always welcome.

Where in the World is this photo taken? Can you guess?

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Last week we were in the Punjab city of Amritsar in India – at The Golden Sikh Temple, so ably and promptly guessed by Drake at Ledrakenoir. Well Done!

Founded in 1577 by the fourth Sikh guru, Ram Das, Amritsar is home to Sikhism’s holiest shrine, the spectacular Golden Temple, one of India’s most serene and humbling sights. The same cannot be said for the hyperactive streets surrounding the temple.

Amritsar is divided in two by a tangle of railway lines. The old city, containing the Golden Temple and other historic sights and bound by 12 medieval gates, is southeast of the railway lines. This is a fascinating area to explore, with a capillary network of narrow bazaars that seems to float between the centuries.

To the north of the railway lines, ‘modern’ Amritsar has grown up in haphazard fashion around a scattering of colonial-era boulevards. Gleaming malls and upmarket hotels stand testament to the prosperity of the city, but the hectic traffic makes this area hard to love at street level. Crossing between the old and new cities is best done by cycle-rickshaw, but once you’re in the old city, walking is often the quickest way to get around.

Lonely planet tells me this Sikh temple was founded in 1577 and is surrounded by 12 medieval gates, other historic sites and a capillary network of bazaars that resemble a labyrinth. Read more here

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Scandinavian culture, literature and traditions are close to my heart, even though I am Australian. I have Scandinavian, Frisian and Prussian/Silesian ancestry and for that reason, I feel a connection with that part of the world. I am an avid Nordic Crime fiction reader, and enjoy photography, writing and a variety of cooking and crafts, and traditional decorative art forms. Politically aware and egalitarian by nature, I have a strong environmental bent.
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12 Responses to Monday Mystery Photo – Last week Amritsar, Punjab

  1. It is in a British or ex British country. Is it Singapore? I almost think it could be Sydney.

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  2. ledrakenoir says:

    Wonderful city, and this sandstone building we’ll find at the corner of Alice Street and George Street – isn’t it right.? 😀

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