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Sunday, 18 June 2017

Fort and Shalamar Gardens in Lahore,Pakistan



The  Lahore Fort situated in the north-west corner of the Walled City of Lahore, comprise an outstanding example of Mughal architecture from the reign of Akbar (1542-1605), characterized by standardized masonry of baked brick and red sandstone courses relieved by Hindu motifs including corbels, through that of Shah Jahan (1627-58), characterized by the use of luxurious marbles, inlays of precious materials and mosaics, set within exuberant decorative motifs of Persian origins.

The Shalimar Gardens, constructed by Shah Jahan in 1641 is a Mughal garden, layering Persian influences over Mughal artistic expression. The Mughal garden is characterized by enclosing walls, strait  layout of paths and features, and large expanses of flowing water. The Shalimar Gardens cover 16 hectares and is arranged in three terraces descending from the south to the north.
Again received this nice card with beautiful stamps from Cheema. Thank you very much.
Stamp 1992- Fauna - Water Birds
Stamp 2017- International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
Date of Inscription: 1981
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