A View ‘Across Another Century’
The GT Road Blog
By Steve Inskeep
NPR correspondents are on the Grand Trunk Road. The team has undertaken this project to hear from “young people along one of the world’s historic highways.”
Today, we get to go along with the team to a restaurant in Lahore that offers much more than just food.
There’s no need to get into what we talked about. There’s time for that later, in a few days. Let me just tell you where we talked about it.
First we drove down Mall Road, a main street in Lahore. We passed gorgeous old colonial buildings from when the British ruled this city as part of India. Looking at the buildings from bottom to top, we could see that many start out stolid and British, with foundations made of stone and built to last. Then, as they climbed, we spied frilly archways and high turrets that seemed ready to float into the sky. Continue reading