Monday, February 7, 2011

The glorious Empress Market


Inaugurated in 1889, the Empress Market in Saddar was built to house shops selling groceries and daily household items such as fruits, vegetables as well as utensils used in cooking. The building, made from made from limestone blocks, is a stunning reminder of Victorian architecture that once dotted the city.
A historical monument in the city, Empress Market deserves much attention and needs to be restored to its original glory. – Text by Suhail Yusuf, photographs by Eefa Khalid and Nadir Siddiqui 
Due to encroachments and lack of maintenance, the Empress Market looks worn down especially the steps by the main entrance.

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