The Wagah Border ceremony between Pakistan and India
It’s one of the last great official borders of the modern world. Close to both Lahore and Amritsar it’s easily reached. A full guide to the Wagah border ceremony is here.
In todays dry boring borders of nothing but security checks and passport control watching the Wagah border ceremony is a restoration in the honor of nations.
The story behind the Wagah photograph
The best part of the story is in the link above. I was in Pakistan and crossing over to India when I first really discovered the ceremony. So much so, I extended my stay in Pakistan by a day to attend.
It’s funny how the world changes. The pomp and ceremony between these to “rival” nations is strong but at the same time honorable. There is a border, it’s often fought over. But here, it’s all about pageantry.
It would be great if more nations could return to this sort of spectacle. The same army guards the borders …
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