through all that glitz…… Dhaka is in a new look again…. this time for the ICC World Twenty20 Cricket 2014…. this new look isn’t quite as much as we had seen before, but its still something to enjoy….. the previous occasion when Dhaka looked new was during the ICC World Cup Cricket 2011…. the passion was different at the time….. that opening ceremony was considered as something of a national achievement!…. but this time onwards, the mood isn’t quite there….. we had seen thousands of people on the streets of Dhaka the day after the opening ceremony of that World Cup…. there was no match on the day, yet people we celebrating!!…. Twenty20 World Cup isn’t as big an event, but still, its big enough for a country like Bangladesh….. hence these decorations…..
the tournament opened on the night of 13th March 2014 through a concert…. so, it would be a bit tough to call it an opening ceremony…. and that too was dominated by foreign artists, which didn’t really present Bangladesh as the host of the big event…. our National Cricket Team also isn’t in particularly good form before the tournament…. and also, we shouldn’t forge the recent political turmoil that tore the country apart…. all these combined stole the mood of the citizens, which was visible…. the glitz on the streets still looked a tad shabby with the absence of enthusiasm….
anyway, there were still many people stopping their cars roadside to take a few clicks in front of the lighting…. I mostly did videos from the moving vehicle…. hoping to upload those at some point in time…..
all photos were taken on 14 March 2014 (the night of the opening concert) with a Panasonic Lumix LX-5