Pompeii – Italy

Pompeii was an ancient Roman city which got buried under the nearby Mount Vesuvius’s eruption in A.D. 79.
It was then excavated in 19th century with the help of many archaeologists and architects. From its restored architecture, we can figure out the lavish lifestyle of romans, the villas they had, their interest in art and fresco, and the kind of utensils they used.
Urban planning is one of the key highlights of this ancient city with streets, squares and trade hubs properly planned. It is situated in the province of Naples near the sea, which shows it was an important ancient city for trade and business.
Objects buried beneath Pompeii were well-preserved for almost 2,000 years as the lack of air and moisture allowed little to no deterioration. However, once exposed, Pompeii has been subject to both natural and man-made forces, which have rapidly increased deterioration.
It is one of the most popular tourist attraction in Italy and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

I had a limited time to photograph Pompeii with light quickly disappearing but tried to cover the most of it.
Hope you will enjoy the photographs.

Best,
Mohsin Khawar
(Photographed in September 2019)

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Gurdwara Baba Sri Chand – Bhuman Shah

Gurdwara Baba Sri Chand is located at Bhuman Shah in Depalpur, Okara ( A City of Pakistan in Punjab province). It was built by Mahant Harbhajan Das in Samvat 1967 (1910 AD). It is a double story building with a big hall inside. Walls are decorated with fresco artwork narrating tales of sikh origin.
This historical site is a beautiful piece of architecture but needs some preservation.

Mohsin Khawar
Photographed in February 2020

Pakistan: Best of 2019

Twitter is trending about #Bestof2019_Pakistan and i have compiled some highlights for you!

Feel proud and share it with your friends!

Long Live Pakistan! 🇵🇰

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! 🙂

Images source: Twitter

Murree – Pakistan

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Mosque Wazir Khan – Lahore, Pakistan

Mosque Wazir Khan - Lahore, Pakistan.

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Mosque Wazir Khan – Lahore, Pakistan.

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Time

This photograph won me my first national competition in 2009. It was also selected by KP Tourism department and exhibited at Lok Virsa Museum.

I captioned it ‘Time’.

Taken at Nathia Gali, Pakistan.

Pakistan Tourism

Scenic and cultural beauty of Pakistan is no doubt a treat for any tourist!

Visit Pakistan this year to enjoy mountains and plains of Gilgit/Hunza and KPK, ancient civilization and deserts of Sindh, historical culture and food of Punjab and not to forget the virgin beaches of beautiful Gawadar!

  • Excellent hotels everywhere for an average USD 100-200 per night
  • Base cities can be Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Hunza and Peshawar
  • Best food you will get in this region be it Pakistani, Thai, Chinese, Continental or Fast Food
  • History includes centuries old Forts, Mosques, Shrines and architecture
  • Uber/Careem services all over Pakistan
  • Domestic flights operating from Hunza till Gawadar
  • Oldest Kalasha tribe in Chitral is a major tourist attraction along with scenic beauty of Hunza/Skardu
  • Helpful and courteous locals
  • Also welcoming religious tourism for Sikhs, Buddhists and Hindus
  • One of the finest cloth and handicrafts markets on cheap rates
  • E-Visa and Visa on Arrival for many foreigners

So this summer, choose Pakistan and enjoy nature to the utmost!

Old Town Prague – A random walk

Old Town Prague

Old Town Prague – A random walk

Saint Stephen’s Basilica – Budapest

Apart from the fact that this is a beautiful piece of architecture and a must go place in Budapest, you will also love this square and spending your time here! Even if you go there daily, you won’t get bored! 

We are sure you will love the hustle and bustle here! 😉