Sunday, May 20, 2007

My Trip to Pakistan in Pictures (May 14-21, 2007)

The majestic Badshahi Masjid as seen from the Summer Palace of Lahore Fort.

Standing next to Allama Iqbal's tomb in Lahore.

A view of a prominent mosque in Lahore.

View of Minar-e-Pakistan from Badshahi Masjid.

Standing next to the map of Lahore Fort.

Minar-e-Pakistan and Shahi Qila directions.

In the beautiful courtyard of Badshahi Masjid, Lahore.

At Allama Iqbal's tomb with two Pakistani Rangers.

A view of a street scene in Lahore.

The majestic entrance to Badshahi Masjid.

At the Jamaat-e-Islami headquarters in Lahore. It is known as Mansoora.

A long shot of Minar-e-Pakistan.

The minarets of Badshahi Mosque as seen from the Minar-e-Pakistan garden.

Looking closely at Allama Iqbal's name engraved at his burial place just outside the Badshahi Masjid in Lahore.

Minar-e-Pakistan and Shahi Qila directions.

A Pakistani flag flutters atop the entrance to Lahore Fort.

A billboard explains the history behind Lahore Fort's Shish Mahal.


Sidhusaaheb said...

My family and I stayed at the Dera Sahib Gurdwara during our trip to Lahore and walking in the Minar-e-Pakistan gardens was a pleasure!


Shivlal Chandubhai, Delhi said...

Good pictures. My father was driven out of Lahore during the carnage of Partition. I wonder what has become of our ancestral house in the Gawal Mandi area. I have very faint memories of those days. But I remember the good times that we had during winter. It used to be very cold and very cozy. Ahhh those days.

Dr.Majid Kazi said...

Thanks for the picture tour of important lovely historical relics.Indeed a thing of beuty is a joy for ever,no matter where on planet earth and beyond.It was comforting to take a glimps of,serene,soothing & peaceful surroungs away from the menace of turmoil , restlessness and senselessness.Majid Kazi

Ozma Siddiqui, Jeddah said...

I have just visited your blog and the pictures have touched corners of my mind I had forgotten had existed. By the way, why didn't you get closeups of the Minar-e Pakistan? It is easily the most beautiful monument in Lahore. You should have also visited the Mall, the Quaid-e-Azam Library and the Charing Cross. We also have a host of colleges all along the Mall as well as the famous Anarkali Bazaar just behind this street.

Dotsson said...

KACST is blocking access to all images hosted on blogger. Most of your pictures are not visible, you are going to have to move them to an image hosting site that isn't blocked in the KSA.
Everyone uses yahoo's Flickr service ( it is very good and keeps all of your images organized. Give it a go.

Khalil Hanware, Jeddah said...

Its OK site and very impressive. Keep it up!

aftabdatta said...

great set. i, too visitied Lahore for the first time since i was 5, 1980. what a great city. went to the all pak. music conference, too

Tanveer Syed, Jubail said...

Great pictures. I liked that Badshahi Masjid entrance pictures very much.

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