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love at lahore fort

love at lahore fort
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Lahore Fort was built during the reign of Baburid Emperor Akbar (1556-1605) and was regularly upgraded by subsequent rulers. The fort is spread over twenty hectars which has pavillions, masjids and gardens inside. It has thirteen gates and the one opens to The Badshahi Masjid is The Alamgiri Gate. Once upon a time, obviously the fort had the features of entire rich Turkish architecture in Indo-Pak subcontinent. Lahor Kalesi, Babür hükümdarı Celaleddin Muhammed Ekber (1556-1605) tarafından yapılmaya başlanmış, sonraki Babür hükümdarları tarafından yenilikler yapılmıştır. Lahor’da etrafı duvarla çevrili yermi hektarlık alanda kurulu kalede bahçeler, yazlık ve kışlık köşkler bulunur. Alamgiri Kapısı, Badşahi Camii’ne çıkar. Bir zamanlar çok şık olduğu belli olan ve Hindo-Pak yarımadasında zengin Türk mimarisinin tamamının sergilendiği değerli tarihi eser, harabe durumundadır.

Outer Wall, Lahore Fort

Outer Wall, Lahore Fort
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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The Lahore Fort, locally referred to as Shahi Qila (Urdu: شاهی قلعہ ) is citadel of the city of Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan. It is located in the northwestern corner of the Walled City of Lahore. The trapezoidal composition is spread over 20 hectares. Origins of the fort go as far back as antiquity, however, the existing base structure was built during the reign of Mughal emperor Akbar (1556-1605), and was regularly upgraded by subsequent rulers. Thus the fort manifests the rich traditions of the entire Mughal architecture.[1] Some of the famous sites inside the fort include: Sheesh Mahal, Alamgiri Gate, Naulakha pavilion, and Moti Masjid. In 1981, the fort was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Shalimar Gardens (Lahore).

Lahore - Qila - Shish Mahal V

Lahore - Qila - Shish Mahal V
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The Shish Mahal or Hall of Mirrors in the Lahore Fort. The walls are adorned with intricate tile work inlaid with mirrors. It is part of the Naulakha enclosure that served as a pivate quarter or Harem for women. I remember being allowed into this hall as a child, but now a days the government officials are warey of allowing any members of the public actually entering this majestic hall.

Ath Dara (Building with Eight Opening) Lahore Fort

Ath Dara (Building with Eight Opening) Lahore Fort
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The Maharaja Ranjit Singh, who used it as court of Justice, built the open pavilion. The combination of white marble and red sandstone brackets, and marble trellis screens with red sandstone posts in the ornamental railing placed on the roof of the building clearly indicate its Sikh origin.

Lahore - Qila - Diwan-e-Aam II

Lahore - Qila - Diwan-e-Aam II
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The interior of the Diwan-e-Aam at the Lahore Fort. The gallery in the centre is where the Mughal Emperor would sit to hear the cases of the common folk. It was, hence, an important place where the Emperor would meet his subjects.

Lahore - Qila - Diwan-e-Aam

Lahore - Qila - Diwan-e-Aam
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The entrance of the Diwan-e-Aam or Hall of the Public (literally it means commoners) in the Lahore Fort. The Mughal Emperor would hold public courts here where subjects of the empire would seek justice or aid from the emperor.

Lahore - Qila - Naulakha Pavillion

Lahore - Qila - Naulakha Pavillion
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The Naulakha Pavillion in the private area of the Lahore Fort. It was reserved for the use of the Fort's women and contains the famed Shish Mahal or Hall of Mirrors, which is seen in the centre of the image.

Repose

Repose
Made by Lil [Kristen Elsby]
A man sits in quiet contemplation in front of the steps in Lahore Fort that have been used by elephants for hundreds of years to carry members of the old royal family. Lahore, Pakistan, 2011

History Secured

History Secured
Made by Emm Ess
I noticed this beautifully carved door at Lahore Fort (Diwan-e-Khaas), but what really caught my attention was the chain lock chipping the wood away… 400 years of history is lost forever!

Fort yard, Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)

Fort yard, Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)
Made by Carol Mitchell
Mosque and Gudwara in the background. When I view these photos and think of the people who shared their heritage with me, I wish I could do something more.

Lahore - Old Fort entrance

Lahore - Old Fort entrance
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Lahore Fort - Old Walled City en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walled_City_of_Lahore

Lahore - Qila - Moti Masjid Arch

Lahore - Qila - Moti Masjid Arch
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The marble three domed Moti Masjid of the Lahore Fort. It is a signature piece of Mughal architecture located in the Lahore Fort for its occupants.

Tour Day 3: Lahore (recovered shots) 07

Tour Day 3: Lahore (recovered shots) 07
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See complete album on facebook Photo by ~FurSid 2009 (http://fursid.com)

Lahore - Qila - Diwan-e-Khaas-o-Aam I

Lahore - Qila - Diwan-e-Khaas-o-Aam I
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The Diwan-e-Aam-o-Khaas at the Lahore Fort. It is located just behind the Diwan-e-Aam, but in the enclosure of Jehangir's Quadrangle.

arches, Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)

arches, Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)
Made by Carol Mitchell
White marble Moti Mosque by Shah Jahan. It is no coincidence that these bear a strong resemblance to Agra's architecture (same ruler).

Lahore Fort Entrance

Lahore Fort Entrance
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This is a view of the grand entrance of Lahore Fort. The dog seen in the photo gives an idea of the height of the walls.

Image Of A Non-Reality

Image Of A Non-Reality
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Royal Kitchens, Lahore Fort. Picture taken from friends camera that I borrowed, because I forgot to charge mine.

Badshahi Masjid and Baradari, Lahore

Badshahi Masjid and Baradari, Lahore
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Badshahi Masjid perimeter in background, Baradari in foreground. This all part of the old walled city complex.

Lahore Fort

Lahore Fort
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Standing there for hundred's of years, this gate symbolizes Lahore and is a huge public attraction on weekends.

Tiles, Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)

Tiles, Shahi Qila (Lahore Fort)
Made by Carol Mitchell
The site was built up early in the first millenium, but this permanent structure dates to mid-16th Century.



Nearest places of interest:

Roshnai Gate
Diamond Market
Diwan-e-Aam
Akbari Gate
  Jahangir's Quadrangle
Diwan-e-Khas (Hall of Private Audience)
Maharani Jindan Kaur's Haveli
Maktab Khana

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