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Architecture of Amritsar

February 08, 2019 1 min read

What have these bricks seen?

Set in the city of Amritsar, these buildings have seen strife and tragedy like few others have.

The Jalianwala Baug massacre, the Partition, Operation Blue Star and beyond…

I started my sentence saying that these buildings could bear to view it all only because their hearts are made of stone…but then remembered the men and women that I met recently who were witness to some of these tragedies!

Here are some gorgeous buildings that have not just architectural character but also a million stories embedded within them:

More on the charms of Amritsar in another note!

jm

Feb 2019

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