Jul 17, 2014

I See You {Day 13}

At an attar stall outside the Mecca Masjid.

Jul 15, 2014

Jul 14, 2014

Vernacular Architecture In Hyderabad {Day 11}

There are examples of regional/vernacular architecture all over Hyderabad, but not all are as well preserved as this beautiful building in Hussaini Alam.

Govt City College {Day 10}

This gorgeous Indo-Saracenic building was built during the reign of Hyderabad's 7th Nizam Osman Ali Khan. It was first the City High School and was later upgraded into a college. The building was designed by the renowned architect Vincent Esch, who was involved in the design of many buildings in Hyderabad and Kolkata, including the iconic Victoria Memorial.

Jul 10, 2014

Band Baaja Baaraat {Day 9}

This is the office of a wedding band. 
A very common sight in the older parts of Hyderabad!

The Jade Room, Falaknuma Palace {Day 8}

Read my series of posts about the magnificent Taj Falaknuma Palace here :)

Jul 9, 2014

Ghode Ki Qabr {Day 7}

Today's photo is freshhhh - I shot it just a couple of hours ago! Ghoda means horse and qabr means grave. It is believed to be the grave of a horse owned by a soldier in the Nizam's army. It is also believed that this area was a graveyard meant for horses.

Jul 8, 2014

Fragrances {Day 6}

Attars (or Ittars) are alcohol-free perfumes sold all over old Hyderabad. I love the exotic names of the different fragrances, and I saw this list in Moazzam Jahi Market :)