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Pigeons at the tomb of Shah Yousaf Gardez

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Shah Yousaf Gardez was an 11th century saint who settled in Multan and is associated with many miraculous feats. It is said that he arrived riding a lion and using a live serpent as a whip. A pair of pigeons also followed him and came to nest at the place of his burial. The shrine’s […]

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Mausoleum of Shah Rukn-e-Alam in Multan

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Multan is famously known as the City of Saints. Its rich history stretches back to over 2,000 years ago. It is said to be the place where Alexander the Great fought one of his last major battles and received an almost fatal wound. The city is filled with exquisite tombs, remnants of ancient temples and […]

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Desert Bonanza

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Desert bonanza fireworks Derawar Fort

More fireworks from the 2014 TDCP Jeep Rally. The amazing display lit up Derawar Fort and the surrounding areas of Cholistan Desert. Happened to get to the perfect spot to capture these bigger and better shells, just before the end.

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Kalyan Minaret of Bukhara

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Shot from the base of the Kalyan Minaret in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. The tower is covered with intricate designs, made even more amazing by the simple, sandy color. The 12th century structure was the only one left intact, due to its beauty, after Genghis Khan’s conquest and destruction of Bukhara. It was later used to execute […]

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City of Gold

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Islamabad monument

I like to call this shot Cidade de Ouro (City of Gold). Though the monument of a star and crescent moon has a silvery, metallic finish, the street lights turn it into the golden gates to the city of Islamabad. The fisheye view gave it a different perspective and made it stand out.

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Uzbek Figurines

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I’m back from my Uzbekistan trip. Quite an amazing journey and I hope to write about it in more detail soon. For now, I’d just like to share this closeup of these distinctive figurines that are sold all across the country. This was shot in Buxoro (Bukhara).

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Khewra Salt Mine

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Khewra salt mine

Khewra salt mine is the world’s 2nd and Asia’s biggest salt mine, producing over 300,000 tonnes of salt a year. The mine’s Crystal Valley, pictured here, is a tunnel in an area with crystalized white and pink salt that lights up beautifully under colored lights. The salt deposits were discovered in 320 BC when Alexander […]