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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Allama Iqbal's Mausoleum


This is the mausoleum of Allama Sir Muhammed Iqbal who provided the vision of Pakistan as a separate state for the Muslims of the Indian sub continent. Famous all over the world as the poet of the East his works have been translated into several languages and are studied and taught all over the world. The mausoleum is located in a courtyard between the Lahore fort and the Shahi Masjid in Lahore.

If freedom depends on belief's bargain,
In any such deal not an iota you gain,

The soul and the body here face a great clash,
Modern culture has made of us beats most rash. 

23 comments:

JM said...

I really like the pink stone used in so many monuments around there.

Destitute Rebel said...

The pink stone gives the buildings a cool look, a lot of architecture from that time is all pink or red because it is mostly clay baked bricks.

Darryl said...

I've just discovered this blog after you left a comment on mine - it's great. Varied, interesting and informative. I'll add a link to it from my site.

Denton said...

Hi Destitute Rebel, am glad to your post from Pakistan.

Thanks for participating in the Daily Photo Map. A thumbnail of your latest image now appears on the map.

Destitute Rebel said...

Darryl thanks for stopping by and commenting, hope to see you around more.

Denton, Thanks a lot.

USelaine said...

I'm so glad to see you back, D Rebel. You had some of us worried last summer, but of course we can all only do what we can do. The blogger in Papua New Guinea had to stop recently too, because of connectivity problems.

I agree with everyone about the lovely looks of this building.

Destitute Rebel said...

Thank you for a warm welcome back USelaine, I hope I can continue posting, as after such a long absence I'm realizing even more what I was missing.

Petrea said...

The poem is a sweet addition to this post. What a brilliant thinker he must have been.

The guard on the left is surely the happier one on the hot days!

Daanish said...

Surely you are doing a great photo blog,I like what I see here.

Abdul Qudoos said...

Awesome

Destitute Rebel said...

Petrea, It was quite hot when I visited the one on the left got all the air from the fan maybe thats why he was happier!

Daanish, Thanks again!

Abdul Qudoos,Welcome to Lahore Daily, Thanks.

babooshka said...

Love the pink tinge to the building. Welcome back.

Afaque said...

well what to say about the picture.. ofcourse its magnificent
but what i noticed that you are doing quite a work here... really appreciate that...
i am not much a fan of FLOGS but i guess i am gonna follow you now :)
great work!

Destitute Rebel said...

Thanks Babooshka.

Afaque, Thanks for the encouraging comments.

Mubi said...

the mausoleum looks so humble and compare it to the ones being built and expanded for our recent politicians...

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