The Badshahi Masjid, or King’s Mosque, is a small mosque located at the western edge of the 16th century Rohtas Fort. Next to the mosque is the Kabuli gate which overlooks the Kahan River.
Sheikh Baha-ud-din Zakariya was a 13th century sufi saint and the father of Shah Rukn-e-Alam. His mausoleum is located in Multan, close to his son’s grander and more famous tomb. Although relatively small, it is covered in intricate artwork and calligraphy. Here is the side door to the complex: An excellent blend of sandy bricks […]
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 […]
Shot from the base of the Kalyan Minaret in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. The tower is covered with intricate designs, made even more amazing by the simple, sandy color. The 12th century structure was the only one left intact, due to its beauty, after Genghis Khan’s conquest and destruction of Bukhara. It was later used to execute […]
The Po-i-Kalyan mosque complex is a historic site that was rebuilt after Genghis Khan’s invasion. The Kalyan Minaret can be seen in the background.
These beautiful wooden columns surround the mausoleum of Imam Bukhari in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Often, luck plays a very important role in getting a great shot. This bird flew across the window just as I snapped a few shots, overlooking the ancient Katas temple.
View of one of the 68 bastions of Rohtas Fort. Over 10 meters (32 feet) in height, 5km (3 miles) long and thick enough to withstand all sorts of attacks, the outer wall is an amazing feat of engineering. The surrounding inhospitable terrain would have made it even harder to conquer the fort. No wonder […]
Rohtas Fort was built in the 16th century by King Farid Khan, also known as Sher Shah Suri, to block the advance of the ousted Mughal Emperor Humayun and his allies towards India. The fort is situated about 8km from Dina, close to the city of Jhelum, which itself is said to be founded by […]
The Badshahi Mosque in Lahore was built by the Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb and remained the world’s largest mosque until the 1980s. It still holds the record for the world’s largest mosque courtyard. (This picture of one of it’s inner minarets taken on December 31st, 2010)