A Window to a Foreign Land of a Bygone Time may Not far be that Away

Once I strolled into Bahadursha Park it absolutely was almost three o’clock within the afternoon. It absolutely was built in 1858 during the initiative of Nawab Khwaja Abdul Ghani, within the Sadarghat section of Old Dhaka. It had been called Victoria Park until 1947 (It was also the in which the British finally left the Indian Sub-continent) year. The last Mughal emperor after that, it was renamed after Bahadur Shah II. But, people still call the spot Victoria Park, and never one other means around. Maybe its easy it could simply be that people got used to call the place Victoria Park for them to pronounce the word ‘Victoria’ than the word ‘bahadursha’ or. Well, I shall additionally follow individuals choice.

It’s been years since I have really visited a accepted place in Old Dhaka. We sat while watching memorial that is tall the eastern side for the park. The was very hot and humid and I had this feeling that I needed to drink something very badly afternoon. I had a small bottle of ‘mineral water’ so I drank from my small bottle as I looked at the tall memorial, which commemorates the ascending of the throne of Queen Victoria as Empress of India and British Empire with me.

Tall woods with green, vibrating leaves pervaded through its high and wide arc-like opening on the eastern part (there are four such spaces on four edges, facing four different directions) as their long and entangled branches relocated gently within the afternoon breeze. Bits and pieces of blue sky could be seen through the branches as well as the leaves. I kept looking at the enchanting scene and began to feel as if I had been transported back to the Victorian Era. The scene really appeared as if Victorian if you ask me; as though a bit of Victorian England had been peering through the opening.

I spent at the very least an hour, sitting at the exact same destination and enjoying the magnificent scene. A very cool and relaxing breeze blew from time to time, only Jesus knows from where, in the midst of unbearable heat of just one more dry and monsoon afternoon that is rainless.

From ancient time, people travelled far and wide through the places of these beginning. Numerous among them settled down in distant and faraway lands, doing trade and commerce; and eventually took control of the locals. In the act, they left remnants of the own countries and times. So, there could be bits and pieces of history and countries of remote lands, waiting to be found by us – not so far through the places we reside in. It’s that we never cared to just take the time and difficulty to get here. Whenever we make it happen, a totally new world may open up appropriate right in front of us along with its origin through the past of a distant land.

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