Marvelous Mosques



Massive Badshahi Masjid

Lahore

Badshahi Masjid

Completed in 1676, this mammoth mosque can host over 60,000 people!


Marble Inlays

Roof Of Badshahi Masjid, Lahore

Marble Inlays

More Marble Inlays

Lahore Fort Mosque, Lahore

Marble Inlay

Mosque Tower At Dusk

Jamma Mosque, Gilgit

Mosque Tower At Dusk

Small Mountain Mosque

Skardu

Small Mosque

Although not as impressive as the large city mosques, the structures in the smaller northern towns were almost always colorful and, well, almost cute.

Perhaps it would be annoying after a few years, but while you're staying in these small towns, you're always awoken in the morning by the prayers from the mosques ringing up and down the valleys.


Mosque of Wazir Khan

Lahore

Wazir Khan Overview

This one rocked. The entire outside surface, the towers, and most of the inside are entirely covered with colorful mosaic tile work.


Tower Tops Up Close

Wazir Khan, Lahore

Wazir Khan Mosque Towers

The digital camera strikes again: showed some pictures to the caretakers, and they let me up in one of the towers for this cool close-up of the tower tile work.


Tile Inlay In Walls And Roof

Wazir Khan, Lahore

Wazir Khan Mosque

Wooden Mosque Beneath The Peaks

Machulu, Northern Areas

Mosque Beneath Peaks

This larger-than-usual mosque for a small village sits below the jagged peaks of the Hushe Valley.


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