Saturday, March 15, 2014

PAKISTAN - Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore

"These are two masterpieces from the time of the brilliant Mughal civilization, which reached its height during the reign of the Emperor Shah Jahan. The fort contains marble palaces and mosques decorated with mosaics and gilt. The elegance of these splendid gardens, built near the city of Lahore on three terraces with lodges, waterfalls and large ornamental ponds, is unequalled." -

"This card shows a spectacular entrance to Lahore Fort, Alamgiri Gate, built by great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb in 1674...", shares Cheema.
I wonder what the interior looks like... Well, will google for it. ^-^
Thanks Cheema for sharing this wonderful postcard with me! :)
Your cards ended my second week of March much brighter! ^-^


Master said...

I am so happy to see my postcard reached safely.
Lahore Fort is a very beautiful fort from inside with amazing buildings like Sheesh Mahal (The Castle of Mirrors), Nau-Lakha (The building build in 9 Lacs or 900,000 Rupees which was a huge amount at that time) and many other beautiful areas.
Best Regards

Joao Nogueira said...

Amazing postcard Jan... Hopefully mine will arrive one day! :)