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Wazir Khan Masjid

Wazir Khan Masjid
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Copyright: Hafeez Bhatti (Hafeezmj) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 13] (124)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08
Categories: Architecture
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-09-01 2:44
Viewed: 1221
Points: 4
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The Wazir Khan Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, is famous for its extensive faience tile work. It has been described as 'a mole on the cheek of Lahore'. It was built in seven years, starting around 16341635 AD, during the reign of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jehan. It was built by Hakim Shaikh Ilm-ud-din Ansari, a native of Chiniot, who rose to be the court physician to Shah Jahan and a governor of Lahore. He was commonly known as Wazir Khan, a popular title bestowed upon him (the word Wazir means 'minister' in Urdu and Persian). The mosque is inside the Inner City and is easiest accessed from Delhi Gate. The mosque contains some of the finest examples of Qashani tile work from the Mughal period.

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  • suzley Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1833 W: 317 N: 3045] (23928)
  • [2013-09-01 4:33]

You show fine ornate workings to the walls, modern intervention with seeing fans hanging from the ceiling.

Hafeez, you really need to start posting your images to the larger size of 800 for all to appreciate more as this size is a tad small.


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2013-09-01 15:52]

A well composed shot, but I'd like to see the shot in a larger size (max 800 px on the longest side) and also the EXIF data.

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