A rainy day and a sunny day in Painam Nagar - June and July, 2003

Painam Nagar was a 19th Century resort refuge from the fast pace of the old Bengali captial Sonargaon. Along a single street prosperous merchants built mansions with columned facades, grand ballrooms and many rooms. Now it's a ghost town of crumbling brick inhabited by a few Hindu families who offer to guide rare visitors through the dim musty rooms for a few taka.

waters rising

hot-rod rickshaw