Mariabad,Quetta in Baluchistan ,Pakistan is a densely populated area mostly inhabitated by Hazara Minority (Claiming to be descendents of Chungez Khan) near Quetta city. On account of scarce land and increasing population, people are compelled to built their homes over the hills. Photo taken from Mountain, Koh-e-Meherdar.
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PaulVDV (32723) 2008-12-24 11:06
Indeed, this city is perfectly nestled between those mountains. Very good capture and excellent framing.
The different colours of the houses and the lights are very nice and make a great contrast with those rough mountainslopes.
Best regards, Paul
atif_ge (731) 2008-12-24 11:15
This is a magical view of night in Quetta city. When I was there, I could saw the word "Ya Ali" written on a very high mountain with Bulbs, so it looked like as if its written in sky with stars. That was where the hazara people lived. Thanks for sharing, Atif
mossphoto (604) 2008-12-24 11:48
Very nice capture of a difficult scene. Exposure is very well done.
pauloog (11751) 2008-12-24 12:26
A very unusual view, with a good contrast between the city and the surrounding mountains. Good composition.
yaya13baut (3344) 2008-12-25 2:29
great night shot of the city,
as a french actor/writer said "it's beautiful a city at night" ("c'est beau une ville la nuit", Richard Bohringer).
It seems like golden and silver pieces in a hand, great effect.
It must be a fine site to set town.
leo61 (0) 2008-12-25 2:32
What a great POV and fantastic view at the city with all these lights.Reaching this point must have been a great moment for you.
A great shot!!!
BennyV (20703) 2008-12-25 3:28
You came up with the perfect title for this picture, capturing the essence of this landscape shot. Impressive start to TE, my welcome from Belgium & I'm looking forward to more.
pabau (488) 2008-12-30 11:47
thanks for offer us this photography. this town in the montain looks like a fistful of gems or pearls in the hollow of hands. attractive contrast between matt and shiny.