The Walled City of Lahore Authority is arranging a photowalk inside Taxali Gate on November 18th. The walk will start at 10 am and end at 2 pm. This photo walk is expected to be the biggest photo walk event of the year with over fifteen hundred people from various spheres of life, including students and professionals participating in the event this year. Attractions along the route include Baggi Bazaar, Malika-e-Tarannum Noor Jehan Residence, Sir Ganga Raam Residence, Ustad Daman Academy, Taranam Chowk, Shaikupuriya Bazaar, Aziz Theatre, Pakistan Talkies Cinema, Hujra Shah Hussain, Masjid Shah Jahani & Musical Instrument Market. Different cultural activities will be organized during the walk. Murshad Group will be giving a live sufi performance at Ford Road Food Street at the end of the event.
WCLA has been promoting photo tourism & culture in this digital age by conducting photo walks since 2011 in different parts of the walled city lahore. These photo walks in the past have provided participants to explore the areas in the Walled City to its fullest while promoting Mughal Architecture. Previously photo walks inside Delhi Gate, Lohari Gate , Bhatti Gate and Mochi gate have been held in which a huge number of photographers keenly participated.
Deputy Director Media & Marketing Tania Qureshi: This year the Taxali Gate route has been selected for the photo walk so that it can be promoted and projected among the photographers especially youth. Our objective behind the walks is to promote Photo Tourism in Pakistan and with the help of these images we will be able to show the rich heritage of Lahore to the world.
Director General WCLA Kamran Lashari: I am glad that such a huge number of students and photographers are interested in Walled City which is our real heritage and culture. This year we have gathered a huge number of participants and I hope that the same zeal will continue in the following years. In this age of technology I think photography is the best tool for promoting heritage and culture.