THE ENIGMA OF A MISSING GATE OF LAHORE CITY
A SECOND RATIONAL ATTEMPT AT IDENTIFICATION
In a journal in France, there appeared a gate of Lahore, which we could not identify easily. Our first guess was its similarity to the Roshnai Gate in Lahore, but the sketch was of three storeys, and Roshnai Gate is only two storeys, although in similar design. We surmised overhaul of same in 1900 with visit of Lord Curzon to Lahore Fort. Further research makes us look into the matter again.
The Wazeer Khan Serai existed and is on photographic record in 1904. We have published photographs of it. Check our book on Wazeer Khan Mosque. In fact Lord Maclagen in his writings describe the Serai as having ANGELS on its doorway in the same spirit as the Lahore Fort as well as the Wazeer Khan hammam. We now feel that the drawing is Gateway to the Serai of Wazeer Khan. It has real similarities with the gateway of the Wazeer Khan Mosque. Check our analysis!