Sunday, June 26, 2011

Pakistan Monument

This is one of the first places we visited after arriving in Pakistan. I'm just blogging in the wrong order, ha!

According to a Lonely Planet review,

Shakarparian is.........the site of the impressive reddish-brown granite Pakistan Monument, conceived to represent Pakistan's diverse culture and national unity. Flanked by well-tended gardens and shaped like an unfurling flower, the four main 'petals' represent the provinces of Punjab, Sindh, Balochistan and the North-West Frontier Province (NWFP), with the three smaller 'petals' depicting other regions, including Kashmir.

A museum showcases post-independence memorabilia.

 It's amazing how green the surrounding grounds are, considering this is the peak of the summer heat wave in Islamabad.

And you can see a rather hazy view of Islamabad and the Margalla Hills from the monument's viewpoint. The white building in the left of the picture is the beautiful Faisal Mosque.


Amyacl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pictures!

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