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Meenar-e-Pakistan

A vintage postcard showing panoramic view of Meenar-e-Pakistan. This photo looks like from 70’s or early 80’s of XXth century but the postcard was sent to me in 1998.

meenar-e-pakistan

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Four places in Pakistan

A postcard from Pakistan showing four locations in this country: Clifton in Karachi, Badshahi Masjid in Lahore, Mausoleum of Shah Latif Bhitai in Sind and something called “BAAB-E-KHYBER, N-W.F.P.” (it is the lower right corner of this postcard).

lahore - pakistan

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Hollywood, California

Hollywood – as seen in the foreground along with the many new buildings which comprise the changing skyline of Los Angeles in the distance.

hollywood at dusk

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The Heights of Pakistan

This scenic postcard from Pakistan shows four well known really big mountains: K2, Gasher Brum, Broad Peak and Nanga Parbat. K2 is the second-highest mountain on Earth. It is located in the Karakoram segment of the Himalayan range, in Pakistan and China. Gasherbrum I (also known as Hidden Peak or K5) is the 11th highest peak on Earth, located on the border of China-Pakistan, and the 3rd highest in Pakistan.

the heights of pakistan

Broad Peak (originally named K3) is the 12th highest mountain on Earth, located on the border of China-Pakistan, and 4th highest in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat (also known as Nangaparbat Peak or Diamir) is the ninth highest mountain on Earth and the second highest in Pakistan. Nanga Parbat means “Naked Mountain” in Urdu/Hindi.

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Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran

A nigh view of the magnificent Khaju Bridge in Isfahan, Iran. This is one of the most famous bridges in Isfahan and has roused the admiration of travelers since the 17th century. It has 23 arch and is 105 metres long and 14 metres wide, and links the Khaju quarter on the north bank with the Zoroastrian quarter across the Zayandeh rud river.

khaju bridge isfahan

The pass way of the bridge is 7.5 meters wide, made of bricks and stones with 21 larger and 26 smaller inlet and outlet channels. The pieces of stone used in this bridge are over 2 meters long and the distance between every channel and the ceiling base is 20 meters. The existing inscriptions suggest that the bridge was repaired in 1873.

Satellite map of the Khaju Bridge in Isfahan.
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