Lalkuthi losing its lustre

  • Two high-rise buildings flank each side of the historical Northbrook Hall. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    Two high-rise buildings flank each side of the historical Northbrook Hall. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The carvings on the entrance of Northbrook Hall have almost disappeared due to the lack of maintenance. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The carvings on the entrance of Northbrook Hall have almost disappeared due to the lack of maintenance. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The structure is a listed archaeological site but it now exists as a relic of the past, locked down in a vulnerable state due to the lack of care and preservation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The structure is a listed archaeological site but it now exists as a relic of the past, locked down in a vulnerable state due to the lack of care and preservation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The structure is a listed archaeological site but it now exists as a relic of the past, locked down in a vulnerable state due to the lack of care and preservation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The structure is a listed archaeological site but it now exists as a relic of the past, locked down in a vulnerable state due to the lack of care and preservation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The plasters in many parts of Lalkuthi are coming off due to the lack of maintenance work. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The plasters in many parts of Lalkuthi are coming off due to the lack of maintenance work. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The plasters in many parts of Lalkuthi are coming off due to the lack of maintenance work. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The plasters in many parts of Lalkuthi are coming off due to the lack of maintenance work. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The structure of Lalkuthi in Old Dhaka’s Farashganj is now in a vulnerable state due to the lack of renovation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The structure of Lalkuthi in Old Dhaka’s Farashganj is now in a vulnerable state due to the lack of renovation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The structure of Lalkuthi in Old Dhaka’s Farashganj is now in a vulnerable state due to the lack of renovation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The structure of Lalkuthi in Old Dhaka’s Farashganj is now in a vulnerable state due to the lack of renovation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

  • The structure of Lalkuthi in Old Dhaka’s Farashganj is now in a vulnerable state due to the lack of renovation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi

    The structure of Lalkuthi in Old Dhaka’s Farashganj is now in a vulnerable state due to the lack of renovation. Photo: Mahmud Zaman Ovi