Monday, February 25, 2008
Baradari at Hiran Minar
This baradari (Pavilion) was built by the Mughal Emperor Jehangir in 1620 as a roal residence in his hunting grounds, At a time when there was no electricity or air conditioning architeture like this with numerous doors and windows directed fresh air and sunlight where it was needed. This particular baradari and a tower called hiran minar are part of a complex built by Jehangir in honor of his favourite deer "Mansraj" on its death. Photographed at Hiran Minar, Sheikhupura, Pakistan.