One of the most beautiful, well preserved historical monument is the Shah Jahan Masjid in Thatta. The Governor of Thatta, who build the Taj Mahal had this beautiful masjid named the masjid after the great Moghul Emperor Shah Jahan. Though Shah Jahan never saw this masjid.
The beauty of the mosque is its symmetrical 99 well preserved domes, windy-cool hallways, large marble-floored courtyard, and the serenity one feels inside the masjid corridors.
Before speakers and mikes were invented, the 99 domes served as natural amphitheater/speakers, where the imam's recitation/sermons could be heard all around.
The mosque is situated in Thatta approx 90 km from Karachi and easily accessible via National Highway.
Many years ago Thatta was important for being Sindh's capital city and a center where Islamic art and culture flourished.
History of Thatta dates back 2000 years. It is believed that this was the place where Alexander the Great rested his legions after their long march, and the General then headed back towards Persia. From the 14th century four Muslim dynasties ruled Sindh from Thatta. After the capital was moved away from Thatta, this once rich culture declined. Nearby excavations has revealed history dating back to first century B.C.
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dekanski (1069) 2013-10-08 9:39
Even though is tilted to the left - great!
point-blank (94) 2013-10-08 18:36
This is a great composition. Like the frame within a frame recursion and patterns formed by the parallel lines. :)
DINOZOR (15506) 2013-10-10 2:54
Bravo pour ce formidable graphisme.
C'est assez exceptionnel et la prise de vue est bonne avec un bon cadrage.