Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, well known as city of fine muslin, mosques and rickshaws has a fairly long history of evolution. Before it rose into prominence as Mughal capital of Bengal in 17th century and urban & commercial centre, it was under the Sultanates from 14 century. It came under British control in 1757. Dhaka with passage of time testify different faces of history. Photographs and digital archives are the most effective ways that can keep visual records of its colourful history.
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Crescent Lake in full bloom: 2007
Krishnachura/ Gulmohar: Known as ‘Royal Poinciana’ is a native of Madagascar. It has been described as the most colourful tree and flame of forest. The tree's vivid red/orange flowers and bright green foliage make it an exceptionally striking sight. Every year from April to June the Krishnachura/Gulmohar tree is in full bloom in Bangladesh.
The trees lining along the sides of flamboyant Crescent Lake of Dhaka with the beauty of bright peacock flowers setting the trees on fire is worth a visit. (more on Crescent lake in: Zia-Uddyan and Dhaka City's Waterspots)