Photo Essay: Streets of Downtown

Bold and mutilated graffiti, narrow alleys, locked and open doors, bridges, curfewed roads, Downtown has it all along with its mysticism. Sixteen year old, Darash Dawood captures the streets of Downtown Srinagar.

 

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A graffiti glorifying Burhan Wani as a middle-aged man takes a nap on a hand-held cart on a road in Downtown, Srinagar.

 

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A woman looks at a street(not in picture) in downtown. Streets and alleys in downtown can be the most happening places. Places with the liveliest hustle and bustle; as well as home to agony and pain.

 

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A Kashmiri man walks by the Jamia Masjid Srinagar amidst siege. Jamia Masjid often remains curfewed with authorities barring people from offering prayers inside the Grand Mosque.

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A young boy enjoying a brief shower of rain in Srinagar.

 

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Alleys of downtown, where we learn everything.

 

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Back and forth between darkness and light.

 

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Old Fatek Kadal: A narrow passage to cross the river Jehlum.

 

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Caged: Past and present.

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Puddle’s view.

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