Saturday, August 16, 2014

"You can't come in"

"Go away," said the guard when I stepped inside the gate.
"I am waiting for my friend," I replied.
"Okay, then go away."
"But when she comes, we want to see inside."

"You can't.  It's prayer time."
"Oh." Set back but not giving up, I said, "Then we won't go see inside the masjid, we will only go in the park."
"You can't."
"Why not?"
"It's closed."
"But why?"
"The wall has a crack in it and the park has been closed to the public."
"Is the other gate open?" Persevering on...
"No gate is open."
"Can you unlock it?"
"It is not possible."
"Can you open it after prayer time?"
"No, this is not possible."

I tried.  I tried really hard to see Sher Shahi and the Lal Darwaza, but I did not succeed.

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