Karachi and its people proved to be wonderful subjects for my very amateur photography skills. These photos were taken with my new Fuji F-70 EXR, my third camera within the span of a year. Let’s hope that this one doesn’t get lost or stolen as the last 2 did. Between Karachi and Dubai I took over 1,000 photos but I managed to delete more than half of those. The Karachi portion came to a total of 329, which is still a lot to go through, so I split it up into a number of albums, including a Best of Karachi.
Here are some additional Galleries. Each one links to its own flickr slideshow.
Adi’s family was great and I met the entire extended family as well. This group of 83 photos show all the family gatherings and then some! And no matter how short the gathering, there was always food, drink, desert, or tea served. What a hospitable country! You’ll also see a few shots of people just living life – not posed. See the Flickr Slideshow Here.
A visit to Karachi wouldn’t be possible without being in a vehicle of some sort. Luckily the vehicles I rode in were air-conditioned cars. This album of 114 photos gives you a glimpse into life on Karachi’s streets. Most of the photos were taken from a moving car! I was fascinated by the rickshaws, buses, and trucks, all of which were made extremely colorful and individual to the place where they came from. See the Flickr Slideshow Here.
This is one of Karachi’s most interesting and visited sites and for good reason. The Quaid-E-Azam Mausoleum is a public landmark dedicated to honoring the final resting place of Pakistan‘s founder – Muhammad Ali Jinnah. It sits on 53 hectares of land and is 75×75 meters on the ground and 43 meters high. There are multiple fountains, gardens, and beautiful white stone. See the Flickr Slideshow Here.
Karachi is very spread out and needs a bit of patience to get to know and to find the sometimes hidden gems of architecture, but they do exist. There are some wonderful old structures in various conditions. Many of these are captured while driving so the shots aren’t always the very best. But I did manage to capture a few good ones. See the Flickr Slideshow here.
I love taking photos of furniture and art whenever I can. I toured some pretty impressive and old homes in Karachi and enjoyed what I saw. Structures are mostly built out of cement so often you’ll see wires on the outside of the wall rather than inside (for older buildings). I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to see so many great rooms if it hadn’t been for Adi’s family. See the Flickr Slideshow here.