Abbasi Masjid is a mid-19th century mosque, situated in front of the main gate to Derawar Fort. This was shot late at night soon after we arrived for the Cholistan desert rally.
Tent pegging is a traditional Pakistani sport that involves a rider on horseback galloping at full speed and skewering an inch-wide wooden peg. This shot was taken at a tent-pegging event held in Islamabad’s F-9 park.
A friend of mine recently swapped his SUV for something sleeker (and surprisingly economical). His BMW 5-series is lovely on the eyes and the drive isn’t bad either. We attended a wedding out in a village near Swabi and the sudden downpour left the vehicle with a nice and shiny look. I realized later that […]
The northeastern corner battlement of Derawar Fort. Spotted this angle while out on a stroll in the Cholistan desert, some time after midnight. The full moon was just above the battlement and the floodlights were still on. A few minutes later, the lights turned off so any later and the shot would have been lost.
Noor Mahal, or “Palace of Light”, was built in 1872, during the British Raj, by the Nawab of Bahawalpur. It combines elements of Corinthian, Islamic and Indian architecture. The palace was eventually purchased by the Pakistani military and is currently maintained as an officer’s mess. However, it is mostly kept open to the public. Seen […]
Islamabad’s Rawal Lake and the adjacent Lakeview Park, provide scenic views, especially before and after sunset. Here is a large tree, lit up from the lights at the newly installed aviary and reflected in a quiet part of the lake.
More fireworks from the 2014 TDCP Jeep Rally. The amazing display lit up Derawar Fort and the surrounding areas of Cholistan Desert. Happened to get to the perfect spot to capture these bigger and better shells, just before the end.
Built in 1849, Abbasi Masjid is situated right at the entrance of the Derawar Fort. It follows the style of the Moti Mosque in Lahore, as well as that of the Jamia Mosque in Delhi. The beautiful building is usually adorned with colorful lights. The night before the annual Cholistan Desert Jeep Race, a flood […]
The Lal Suhanra National Park is located near the city of Bahawalpur and offers a chance to see some amazing wildlife, up close. The park is home to a pair of Indian rhinoceros (greater one-horned rhinoceros) that were given by Nepal in 1983. The couple has yet to produce an offspring. The Indian rhinoceros differs […]
Derawar is a square fort with a 1.5km (0.93 mile) circumference and foundations dating back to the 12th century AD. Its 30 meter high walls can be seen from far in the surrounding Cholistan Desert. The harsh desert sun in the later part of the day didn’t make for great traditional photography conditions. However, it […]