Murree Bazaar & Church 1865
This photograph shows the heart of Murree.
Its layout is strikingly similar to other hill-stations, particularly
Simla. As in the case of the Peshawar cantonment, spatial organisation
mirrors political structure. The Anglican Holy Trinity Church is the
crown of the hill-station. Alongside and just beneath it runs the Mall.
Across the Mall from the church are the European or Parsee-owned
stores; and beneath on the steep hill side, is the native bazaar.
Until 1947 when the subcontinent gained independence from Britain, and
India and Pakistan were formed as separate countries, access to the
Mall was restricted at various times of the day for non-Europeans.