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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.

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#MogulsAreForever
The #GreatMogul #Diamond is considered to be the largest diamond in #India. Discovered between 1630 and 1650, the rare #GreatMogulDiamond was found in in the Kollur mine on the Kistna. The rough diamond weighed around 793 #Carats. It takes its name from its owner, #ShahJehan, fifth in succession from Baber, founder of the so-called “#MogulDynasty” in #Hindustan.
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@ #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

Alex Miklowski interviewed and photographed The Kominas on their latest Northeast Tour on his website. It’s a fantastic interview where I actually learned a lot about the band. And there’s some very cool photos too. 

Here’s my favorite Q&A from the whole thing

What was the first musical instrument you ever picked up? Why did you pick it up?  How did your interest in playing music progress from there?


SUNNY: I have two older bros. The eldest got a cheap Rice Krispies drum set one year for his birthday when we were really young. Middle bro and I apparently poked holes in it. I don’t remember too much from this incident. So yeah, it was drums and I picked it up to destroy it.

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@ 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

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Chetan Rawal - Gham Diye Mustaqil - Shahjehan (1946) http://ift.tt/18gQNLV