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Lunar Beacon

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Cholistan Derawar Fort moonlight

The northeastern corner battlement of Derawar Fort. Spotted this angle while out on a stroll in the Cholistan desert, some time after midnight. The full moon was just above the battlement and the floodlights were still on. A few minutes later, the lights turned off so any later and the shot would have been lost.

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Let there be light

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Abbasi mosque rays of light

Built in 1849, Abbasi Masjid is situated right at the entrance of the Derawar Fort. It follows the style of the Moti Mosque in Lahore, as well as that of the Jamia Mosque in Delhi. The beautiful building is usually adorned with colorful lights. The night before the annual Cholistan Desert Jeep Race, a flood […]

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Derawar Fort Infrared

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Derawar Fort infrared

Derawar is a square fort with a 1.5km (0.93 mile) circumference and foundations dating back to the 12th century AD. Its 30 meter high walls can be seen from far in the surrounding Cholistan Desert. The harsh desert sun in the later part of the day didn’t make for great traditional photography conditions. However, it […]

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Flowers in the Desert

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Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally fireworks

Spent the weekend in Southern Punjab for the Cholistan Desert Jeep Rally. It is an annual racing event organized by the Tourism Development Corporation of Punjab (TDCP) and draws in some of the meanest off-road vehicles from all over the country. We were told that there would be a fireworks display at the historic Derawar […]