Warning: This post includes beautiful pictures of historical places that aren't even mine but I had to post them and I am going to explain it well.
On a glorious Saturday morning in college (Okay not so glorious because classes on Saturdays aren't really glorious) I was on my duty as Volunteer. If you never follow me on Instagram, you'd have no clue that I've just been recently elected as a Student Council's volunteer and volunteers have duties like we're discipline police and helpers to students. I saw fine arts department leaving for a road trip and they were going to art museums. And I felt like I should be going too but the trouble was I wasn't in Fine Arts department but I (almost) begged my Philosophy's teacher to let me go with them as I had only 2 classes that morning and I was a VOLUNTEER. It's a big word, I'm a respectable student of college and I am a part of Student Council and I should be going to see all the beautiful places else I'd cry. Well they were humble enough to let me go, yay!
We went to see Sadequain Galerie first. It's a wonderful building surrounded by greenery and beautiful flowers. We only got to see the garden outside because the museum was closed. YES THAT FRIGGING MUSEUM WAS CLOSED ON SATURDAY! Our teacher didn't know the museum guys had started to keep the museum close on Saturdays and we had to leave because there are much more exciting things to do then just wandering around a museum's garden with pink bougenvillia.
Everything was fine but the only fact that still makes me cry that I DIDN'T have camera. Not even my tablet or anything. I just explored the city with arts student without any camera and saw all of the golden places without taking any photos. No traces or proves or memories in a digital print that I've been there. Nothing to Instagram (this point really worried me) and nothing to put on my blog (this point worried me even more than it should) and I was just sitting with senior students taking group photos. So I realized one thing that day, CAMERAS THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ON PLANET! You need them with you, no matter in what shape, a real camera, in a phone or in a tablet, they're beautiful and helpful. We're not allowed to use gadgets in college but I need to buy a mp4 or something with a good camera to carry around in a small pocket of my backpack.
After Sadequain-the-galerie-we-never-saw-for-real, we went to see a small art gallery which is not an important part and then we finally reached this beauty and I told my life that:
This is Mohatta Palace, a wonderful place and it doesn't look like it's a part of Karachi, the city with modern buildings and totally urban area. This is the beauty! We explored inside the palace with a guide and it was really fun watching all those historical things. I've never thought art and history museums can be fun, they always seemed a place to torture students to me but it was fun exploring the museum as a grown up person and absorb things for real without a camera which is still a part that hurts me inside my heart.
College is fun, I think I'm starting to like it for real.
That's all for now. Have you ever been to an art museum? And most importantly, have you been there without a ... camera?