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1982 Noor Mohammad Khan

Doorway in Sethian Mohallah

Peshawar City, Pakistan

I once saw a picture of a courtyard and fountain and a Peshawar tourist brochure. Then one day while wandering the city in 1982 I saw an arched and carved doorway slightly ajar and being curious I peeked inside. There it was, the courtyard and fountain.
The Sethis were the businessmen of Peshawar before partition. These traders earned huge profits in trade with India, Afghanistan and Central Asia. Their residence was built in 1882 by Haji Ahmad Gul. It is a beautiful example of old Peshawari architecture. It is in Sethian Mohallah which has many beautiful examples of Peshawari architecture.
It is right down the street from my house.

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