vendredi 29 janvier 2010

# Wagah Border between India and Pakistan

The border between Amritsar (India) and Lahore (Pakistan) is special by the "spectacle" it hosts every evening for the lowering of the flags. In fact, soldiers from the two sides daily starts at the same time a kind of ceremonial of intimidation dramatizing in an almost grotesque way, the conflict between the two countries. Stands have been built for the audience of both nation who compete as well to know who cheers the best his country.
This ceremony emphasizes considerably the symbolic and representative aspect of the border and constitutes a daily battle that nobody win, thus perpetuating the war to the infinite.

3 commentaires:

Unknown a dit…

nice pull ..

Léopold Lambert a dit…

awesome !
Gloire au Monty Python !
Merci Salem

etc. a dit…

two which used to be one

Regarding the 1947's events, I recommend the novel
Train to Pakistan
by Khushwant Singh
The edition with the pictures of the english photographer Margaret Bourke-White is particularly great.