Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Quotidian Lucknow
The previous several folders dealt with Lucknow of the past. This one deals with Lucknow of the present. After all, this is a city that has grown from 240,000 in 1920 to over 2.2 million.
The bridge across the Gomti.
Plaque and notice on the same bridge.
The river is used as a laundry.
A main intersection. The street straight ahead is now Vidhan Sabha Marg; formerly it was Outram Road. Informally, this was Hazratganj, "the street of the respectable." Despite its Urdu name, it was a British-dominated space.
Another view of the street.
No longer in business, the Mayfair Theater showed English films.
Change comes fast.
A few blocks away is the Sahara Ganj.
Yes, that would be McDonald's at the far side; there's another one up on the top floor.
Watch India change.
...and Suzuki in its Maruti avatar.
...and Honda. All bunched together.
Meanwhile, street sleepers.
Apartments for the prosperous.
Mansions for the wealthy.
She was selling sugar...
...and saw the camera.
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