Wherever you find water in India, you'll bound to find people washing clothes or themselves in it! These people were washing very colourful sheets and other garments and they were then hung neatly on lines to dry beside the river. You can see some guys scrubbing and beating clothes against purposely made stones that are set an equal distant apart from each other. It was some operation.
This 60-feet high structure was built by Nawab Asaf-ud-Daula in 1784 and stands to the west of the Bara Imambara. It is said that it was supposed to be the replica of another such gate in Istanbul in the territory named Rum, and hence, the name 'Rumi'. It marked the end of Machchi Bhavan Complex and the begining of Hussainabad.
Residency - Memorial
There's a memorial at the front of the main Residency building. One of the inscriptions reads:
"To commemorate the gallant part taken by H.M. 32nd Foot in the herioc defence of The Residency in 1857 also to the memory of the Officers, Non-commissioned officers, men, women and children of the Regiment who perished here and at Cawnpore."
Lucknow - the city of the nawabs!
"A short visit to Lucknow"
We were attending a conference in Kanpur and came to Lucknow for 5 hours. We had to go back to Kanpur in the evening. We saw as much as possible in the 5 hours, bought 'chikan' dresses and sarees, and also ate the famous Tundey kababs. Not bad, eh?
"Asafi Mosque, Lucknow"
"Bhul Bhullayya or the Labrynth"
It is a marvellous architectural delight where you get lost!
This very shady zoo, established in 1921, lies near the main MG Road to the south-east of the city centre. They have the following animals on view: various spieces of deer, chimps, elephants, sloth bears, panthers, Himalayan bears, monkeys, gibbons, turtles, ducks, emus, giraffes, zebras, rhinos, an aquarium, lions, tigers, hippos, wolfs, jackals, hyaenas etc. A toy train runs round the middle. The zoo grounds are also home to the State Museum.