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.

1 comments:

Amyacl said...

Beautiful! Thanks for sharing these pictures!

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