Through the Lens: Part Two – The Mosques

This is part two of my Lahore travel blog post. In case you have missed part one, please check here, it was all about Lahore Fort, also known as Shahi Qila. So, we visited two of the most famous mosques in Pakistan- Badshahi Mosque and Wazir Khan Mosque.

Badshahi Mosque stands right opposite to the Lahore Fort and is glorious, to say the least. It beautifully matches the mightiness of the Qila and was constructed under Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s reign between 1671-1973. For more historical details, please click here.

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Entrance gate of Badshahi Mosque
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Front View

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Wazir Khan Mosque was built under Mughal Emperor Shahjehan’s reign, in 1634- 35 and took nearly 7 years for completion. The colorful artwork on pillars and walls is absolutely mesmerizing and potrays a completely different aesthetic sense to that of Badshahi Mosque. The Mughals definitely had an eye for beautiful architecture!  For more historical details, click here.

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Entrance

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I honestly cannot describe how beautiful these historical places are! Have you visited any of these places? If so, which one is your favorite?

PS: This is my first blog post where the pictures are edited (exposure, colors etc). I personally like it, what do you guys think?

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