Saturday, September 17, 2011

In Response to~ Sepia Saturday~92~Saturday 17th September 2011

This photograph was taken in the 1950s
in the city of Rawalpindi Pakistan.
My graceful Mother wearing the traditional Eastern dress
called'Gharara suit' with her head covered with a 'Dupatta''
draped around the shoulders.
Such dresses are not part of normal dress wear
in Pakistan.They are now mostly worn by brides
but that style has also changed and it is a
matter of choice.

16 comments:

  1. Your mother looks so beautiful, this is a gorgeous photo.

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  2. I'm deeply grateful to you Dear Marilyn for visiting and the lovely comment.

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  3. She is simply gorgeous and the dress just adds to her beauty. Thanks for sharing this photo.

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  4. Thank You Christine -just visited your Blog its simply wonderful-loved it the content and style.

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  5. I can only echo what the others say. Thank you for showing this picture of your lovely mother. I also read your Nottingham poem (the place of my birth) and I’ve never seen such an ode to its delights before. Well done.

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  6. A graceful lady indeed. A gorgeous photo which you must cherish.

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  7. Thanks for joining in with Sepia Saturday (especially with such a fine photograph). We can now add another outpost to the world-wide web of Sepia Saturday participants.

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  8. Mr Alan Burnett- You are welcome.I look forward to sharing more with your wonderful meaningful memorable and valuable program.
    Deeply grateful for your kind words.

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  9. This is a truly lovely photo ... old traditions are a bit like the glue from one generation to another, your mother is beautiful.

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  10. The photograph gives such a feeling of sheltering from the hot sun in the shade of that vegetation-festooned building. I wonder whether it was a residence or something else? Great image, thank you, and I look forward to seeing more contributions by you at Sepia Saturday.

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  11. Thank You Mr Payne.I am honored.I shall surely, contribute.The photograph shows a residence.The steps are in the front of a small three bedroom house located on what we call Jhelum Road, part of The Historic Mall Road in the Rawalpindi Cantonment,of Pakistan

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  12. Beautiful photograph and I, too, look forward to seeing more of your photos.

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  13. Gorgeous! She is absolutely lovely. I look forward to seeing more of your photographs and learning more of your local traditions.

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  14. What timeless beauty! Welcome aboard and thank you for sharing your Mother with us.

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  15. mam your mother looks gorgeous. first, when i saw this picture i thought it was you:)

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