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Masjid Wazir Khan – Revisited

Inside Masjid Wazir Khan Photo credits: intricateworks.com

Inside Masjid Wazir Khan
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As part of our quest to find a portable point and shoot camera for our photo essays, we decided to test out the Fuji X10 by revisiting our favorite spot in Lahore – the Wazir Khan Masjid. The mosque is located within an ancient square called Chowk Wazir Khan. The Wazir Khan chowk is connected with the Delhi Darwaza (gate) through a passage flanked by shops, hammams and inns on both sides.

Delhi Gate. Photo credits: intricateworks.com

Delhi Gate.
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The Delhi gate (one of the 13 gates of the walled city of Lahore) served as the entrance for visitors coming from Delhi. The gate which presently looks nothing like the original one was rebuilt by the British after having been destroyed during the Sikh rule.

Bazar inside the Delhi Gate.  Photo credits: intricateworks.com

Bazar inside the Delhi Gate.
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A shop owner during his early morning routine of setting up his shawl display. Photo credits: intriateworks.com

A shop owner during his early morning routine of setting up his shawl display. Photo © intricateworks.com

Walled City of Lahore Authority in association with Aga Khan Trust for Culture has done a lot of work to restore old buildings and wood work on both sides of the road leading the Masjid Wazir Khan. Photo credits: intricateworks.

Walled City of Lahore Authority in association with Aga Khan Trust for Culture has done a lot of work to restore old buildings and wood work on both sides of the road leading to Masjid Wazir Khan. Photo © intricateworks.com

Detail of wood work found on Jharoka and balconies close to the Chitta Darwaza. Photo credits: intricateworks.

Detail of wood work found on Jharoka and balconies close to the Chitta Darwaza. Photo © intricateworks.com

The Chitta Darwaza leads to the beautiful façade of the Wazir Khan Masjid. Photo © intricateworks.com

The Chitta Darwaza leads to the beautiful façade of the Wazir Khan Masjid.
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Masjid Wazir Khan, water color on paper by Carpenter, William (1856).

Masjid Wazir Khan, water color on paper by Carpenter, William (1856).

Arabesques on the spandrels of the arch of Wazir Khan mosque's main gate.  Photo © intricateworks.com

Arabesques on the spandrels of the arch of Wazir Khan mosque’s main gate. Photo © intricateworks.com

Intricately decorated oriel window on the facade of the main gate. Photo © intricateworks.com

Intricately decorated oriel window on the facade of the main gate. Photo © intricateworks.com

Intricately decorated oriel window on the facade of the main gate. Photo © intricateworks.com

Intricately decorated oriel window on the facade of the main gate. Photo © intricateworks.com

Minaret of the Wazir Khan Mosque. Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Bazaar on the north and south flanks of the vestibule behind the recessed arch of the main gate. Photo © intricateworks.com

Bazaar on the north and south flanks of the vestibule behind the recessed arch of the main gate. Photo © intricateworks.com

Colorfully decorated double columns and alcoves on either side of the shops. Photo © intricateworks.com

Colorfully decorated double columns and alcoves on either side of the shops. Photo © intricateworks.com

Chevron patterns of the central dome of the vestibule. Photo © intricateworks.com Photo © intricateworks.com

Chevron patterns of the central dome of the vestibule. Photo © intricateworks.com

Cupola of the turrets.

Cupola of the turrets. Photo © intricateworks.com

Courtyard of the Wazir Khan Mosque. Photo © intricateworks.com

Courtyard of the Wazir Khan Mosque. Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Muqarnas. Photo © intricateworks.com

Muqarnas. Photo © intricateworks.com

Muqarnas. Photo © intricateworks.com

Muqarnas. Photo © intricateworks.com

Artwork. Photo © intricateworks.com

Artwork. Photo © intricateworks.com

Tree with Chinese Clouds. Photo © intricateworks.com

Tree with Chinese Clouds. Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Minbar of the Mosque which was presented as a gift by Lord Curzon, the Vicreoy of India in 1899.Photo © intricateworks.com

Minbar of the Mosque which was presented as a gift by Lord Curzon, the Vicreoy of India in 1899.Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

This image is from an earlier trip using a DSLR and an ultrawide lens. Photo © intricateworks.com

This image is from an earlier trip using a DSLR and an ultrawide lens.
Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

Photo © intricateworks.com

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