Wandering in Lalbagh is one of my favorite things to do .And I ask why not ! As I wander here I see the usual sights such as kids playing, family having fun time, tourists wandering , couples romancing, old people walking ,youngsters running , photographers hunting and many more. But recently it struck to me that these are very important elements of Lalbagh and it also struck to me that these are just reflections of memories or future of my life!
When I visited Lalbagh I came here as a tourist! I still remember those moments of anticipation just before reaching Lalbagh. This used to be that great garden I heard about from school textbooks in my village. Second time visit was just pure fun. We played a tennis ball cricket here also . I do not remember the third time and so on but I do remember I used to wander for hours when I was studying in college in this big city. Lalbagh was at three kilometers walk from the pace I used to live. After I started living in Bangalore I continued visiting lalbagh for different reasons most of the time being the annual flower shows. I remember walking with my soon-to-be wife though I did not romanced as the younger generation doing now 🙂 . Today Lalbagh is the first place I visit if I find my hands are too itching for photography . I am not saying always the walks here are pleasant and full of joy. There are few moments which I hated to even think about them. But these moments were just part of my life. The sights I see now while wandering in Lalbagh are either the enjoyed moments or missed moments!