Salman Rashid

Travel writer, Fellow of Royal Geographical Society

Jamia Masjid Akbari, Rohri

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This photo was taken on December 16, 1984 inside Jamia Masjid Akbari, Rohri. The mosque was built on the orders of Akbar the Great by his governor Abdur Rahim Khankhana in about 1588. This is thus among the oldest mosques in Pakistan. But the interior is now ruined. They have cement plastered the arch and it now has a shoddy wooden cupboard. Only the tiled floor remains as it was.

 This my favourite image because of the atmosphere it captures.

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2 Comments:

At May 14, 2014 at 4:31 AM, Blogger Amardeep Singh said...

Beautiful image

 
At May 14, 2014 at 2:34 PM, Anonymous Salman Rashid said...

Thanks, Amardeep

 

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