The Badshahi Mosque in Lahor

The Badshahi Mosque in Lahor

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Destinations/Places: Pakistan ◦◦Turkey ◦◦ Egypt ◦◦ Bulgaria ◦◦ Mongolia ◦◦ Bangladesh ◦◦ Jordan ◦◦ Russia ◦◦ Turkmenistan ◦◦ Iran ◦◦ Kazakhstan

The story

If you want to enjoy the Lahore Fortress in Pakistan undisturbed, you should visit it early in the morning. Badshahi Mosque is a part of the fort. We were almost alone in the courtyard of the mosque. A man was sweeping the floor with a big broom. Quiet, sunny, fresh cool air ... just perfect! Inside, the mosque is just beautiful. I could linger there for hours.

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I was very impressed by the huge space and the unique atmosphere. After a few shots, I sat down in the corner and enjoyed the silence, the light and the emptiness of the space around me.

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The Badshahi Masjid is from the Mughal period, a significant example of Mughal architecture. Its exterior is decorated with carved red sandstone and marble inlays. It is the largest masjid from the Mughal period and the second largest in Pakistan.

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