Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Dhaka's oldest surviving Mosque - Binat Bibi Mosque


Front view

East view

South east

Inside the mosque

North wall of the grave of Binat Bakht

New mosque and madrassa in the compound under construction

East view of mosque from the street

The oldest Mosque of Dhaka located near Narinda pul and police outpost survives in dilapidated condition. Architecturally insignificant, this mosque was built in 1457 during the period of Sultan Nasiruddin Mohammad Shah by Binat Bakht (or in her memory after her death) daughter of a Turkish trader Marhamat. The stone inscription of the mosque written in Farsi (Persian) is located on the north of the Mosque where Binat Bakht is buried. Construction of a new mosque inside the compound, without restoring the old one, caused row in the locality.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Dhaka University Field - where the trouble started


The Gallery (Gym behind)


Swimming pool in the east


Ground mostly remains occupied by local urchins



Empty swimming pool - swim charge Tk.4,000/- for outsiders from 5-7pm

Panic rush for home - curfew starts at 20:00 hrs

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Road side view: August 21



TV tower- rampura

intellectual marty's sritishoudha- rayerbazar

gulshan-1

sentinel
street market


Sunday, August 19, 2007

In wake of receding flood in Dhaka city - 19 August '07


Behind Pan Pacific Sonargaon hotel

Banashree


Gulshan


Tejgaon industrial area





West side of flood protection bund


Satarkul - outskirt of Dhaka



Pumping out water from main city to canal outlet

Sluice gate at Rampura TV station


Canal along 'Banashree housing' adds colour to Dhaka east

Rampura canal now navigable for large boats

Importance of canals in Dhaka city is keenly felt