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Friday, March 14, 2008

Mughal Era Celing Fresco

Lahore boasts a lot of art and architecture from the Mughal and British Empires, It was the Capital of Mughal empire during the Reign of Emperors Akbar and Jehangir. This Photograph is of a fresco on the celing of a Monument built by Emperor Jehangir for his favourite pet "deer" in his hunting grounds on the outskirts of the city.

12 comments:

Alex said...

It's beautiful.
I don't know anything about your country and I'm impatient for learning more...
Thank you for your visit at Marseille

Dan said...

Great pic. Very intricate design. How old is it?

Petrea said...

In light of how we live today, it seems frivolous to create a monument to a deer. Then again, it's lovely to create art for the sake of frivolity. It makes me wistful.

Destitute Rebel said...

Hey Alex, I'm glad you are learning new things about Pakistan from here, I will try my best to keep posting interesting pictures from Lahore.

Thanks Dan, The monument and the design is fom 1620 AD, This was the only part of the fresco that I found intact, the rest of it was either destroyed or graffitied over by visitors, It was indeed beautiful.

It was indeed frivolous of Jehangir to create a monument for a deer, numerous lives must have been lost building the huge complex, but frivolity was in the blood of the Mughal and other Emperors.

Nathalie said...

How magnificent, Il love the intricate pattern, there's so much refinement in it.
Welcome to the city daily photo family. We look forward to seeing more from Lahore in the coming weeks and months.

Thanks for your visit in Avignon!

Jackie said...

How very beautiful! but how sad that most of the rest of the pattern has been destroyed.

Dusty Lens said...

Amazing intricate work that stands the test of time. I'm always amazed and interested to learn history.

gizelle said...

What a lovely design! Must be tough to have survived the times. Good day to you!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

This is beautiful art!

FĂ©nix - Bostonscapes said...

Hello from Boston!

I see you've just started your daily photo blog. Wishing you the very best and looking forward to discovering Lahore through your images.

Cheers!

DS2944 said...

Welcome in the Daily Photo blogger's club !
Long life to your blog !

Beautiful and colored symbol pattern.

Can you localize your city in a widget please ?

Kenavo (Goodbye in Breton (celtic language))

Destitute Rebel said...

Nathalie, thanks for visiting, hope to see you here more often.

Jackie, Pakistan is a nation of people where a majority would rather see their name graffitied over national tresures, it really is sad but there is nothing much one can do about it.

DustyLens I'm glad you like the picture, thanks for stopping by.

Gizelle, thanks for stopping by, there is not much left of these design and structures other then the crumbling walls.

j. Andrew, thanks.

Fenix thanks for the welcome and stopping by.

ds2944 thanks for stopping by I will tr and put a map widget up soon and some information about lahore.