The Shahi Qila - The Lahore Fort - is a citadel in Lahore's Old Walled City. It's an absolutely stunning site that dates back to the 16th century.
Pictures 1 & 2 show the fort's iconic Alamgiri Gate, a now widely recognized symbol of Lahore. This gate was built in the latter half of the 1600s. (You guys don't wanna know how many shots it took to get the flag somewhat decent #windylahore
Pictures 3 & 4 show the entryway and the massive "Picture Wall", a great artistic triumph of the Lahore Fort. If you look closely, you'll see the intricate and vibrant array of tiles and mosaics of elephant fights, angels, polo games, etc. This picture wall stretches for over 1,400 feet and is the world's largest mural picture wall! Conversation projects have begun on the wall in the past few years :) Pictures 5 & 6 show the Hathi Paer, or Elephant Stairs. These stairs lead to the private entrance of the royal quarters so the royals could ascend all the way to their doorsteps before dismounting the elephants. Notice how wide and short the stairs are... what a magnificent way to get around 🐘😍 #lahore #shahiqila #lahorefort #walledcity #elephantstairs #hathipaer #pakistan #pakistanstreetstyle #pakistanhistory