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Wazir Khan Mosque Minarets by Mystapaki on Flickr.

Over here the beautiful minarets of the Wazir Khan Mosque can be seen soaring above the hustle and bustle of one of Lahore’s oldest Bazaars the “Kashmiri Bazaar”. The Wazir Khan Mosque is actually located deep in the middle of old Lahore it can be an arduous task for someone who is not that fond of walking through congested streets but its like best thing ever for the adventurous type

Shalimar Gardens, Lahore, Pakistan.

The Shalimar Gardens, sometimes written Shalamar Gardens, is a Pakistani garden and it was built by the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan (The same emperor who built the Magnificent Taj Mahal in Agra) in Lahore, modern day Pakistan. Construction began in 1641 Ad and was completed the following year.

In 1981, Shalimar Gardens was included as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Lahore Fort, under the UNESCO Convention concerning the protection of the world’s cultural and natural heritage sites in 1972.

There are 3 level terraces of this garden, From this basin, and from the canal, rise 410 fountains, which discharge into wide marble pools.It is a credit to the creativity of Mughal engineers that even today scientists are unable to fully comprehend the water systems and thermal engineering from architectural blueprints.

@ #MusammanBurj, also known as the Saman Burj or the Shah-burj, with the #Yamuna (#Jamna) #river and the #TajMahal in the background, is a beautiful octagonal tower standing close to the Shah Jahan’s private hall #Diwan-e-Khas in #AgraFort, #Agra #India. At the end of his life, Shah Jahan was deposed and restrained by his son, #Aurangzeb, in the #fort. It is rumored that Shah Jahan died in Muasamman Burj, a tower with a marble balcony with a view of the Taj Mahal. {“I wandered everywhere, through cities and countries wide. And everywhere I went, the world was on my side.”
― Roman Payne, Rooftop Soliloquy} #travel #worldplaces #historical #monument #love #vacation #ShahJehan #marble

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The Kominas are back - and they are also back with a new band configuration that includes recycling in members - Karna, Sunny, Shahjehan & Basim - that are very familiar to those of us that have been following the band for a while. Except, there’s a new face this time - IT’S DISCO UNCLE! 

"Disco Uncle" in reality is the father of one of the band members - and he’s such a good sport in this video. How they got him to wear that jacket, I’ll never know. This song is pretty good and one of the best ones from their latest- kind of a low key lo-fi, and a much chiller sound. It basically sounds like the band is growing up. 

Take a listen. And read up on it on it Fader. And then ask your dad to listen to it now. You will bond instantaneously, promise. 

Just wanna take the time to acknowledge just how i blessed i am to have the family i have. And by family i mean both the blood related and non-blood related ones.

Despite the tragedy which was the first day of December, it definitely taught me not to take people for granted, it has made me want to keep strong & good relations with everyone that matters to me. & i hope i never forget this lesson. 

This month has consisted of a lot of family gatherings - my family. malaysian relatives, malabari gang, friends etc. and truly grateful for the company of each and every one of them.

It was such a pleasant surprise coming to ummama’s house and seeing shahjehan uncle & fam there! Pretty bummed they had to leave today but can’t wait to see them again next week when i go down! 

Agra - Mathura - Vrindavan Tour

Agra Fort : The great Mughal Emperor Akbar commissioned the construction of the Agra fort in 1565 A.D although additions were made till the time of his grandson Shahjehan. It stands at a distance of just 2 Kms. from the majestic Taj Mahal, and is built in red sandstone.

Taj Mahal : The Taj Mahal is a sheer poetry in white marble and its majesty and magnificence are unrivalled. It is the one and only one of its kind in the whole world, which was the ultimate realization of Emperor Shahjehan’s dream for his beloved wife Mumtaz Mahal.

Sikandra : The Mausoleum of Emperor Akbar represents his philosophy and secular outlook, combining the best of his architectures in a superlative fusion. It was started by Akbar before his death in 1605 A.D, and was completed by his son Jahangir in 1613 A.D.

Mathura : city associated with the most revered of Hindu Gods - Lord Krishna, which is sacred being the birth place of Lord Krishna. The surroundings ‘Braj Bhoomi’ is where Lord Krishna is supposed to have grown up.

@ the #Diwan-I-Am (Hall of Public Audience), #AgraFort, #Agra, #UttarPradesh, #India. It’s about 2.5 km northwest of the Taj Mahal. { “The farther you go, however, the harder it is to return. The world has many edges, and it’s easy to fall off.”
― Anderson Cooper} #travel #worldplaces #historical #monument #monument #vacation #ShahJehan #hall #pillars #column #pillars #columns #diagonal #symmetry

@ the famous #TajMahal, #Agra, #India. {“Rahul had wondered how someone could love their beloved so much that their dedication to them became one of the wonders of the world.”
― Faraaz Kazi} #love #dedication #memoir #inmemoryof #ShahJehan #historical #IslamicArchitecture #Mughal #period #MughalPeriod #Rulers #MughalRulers #marble #white #whitemarble #Mumtaz #wife #wonder #7wondersoftheworld