Zenfolio | the 30 birds | Lahore - Wazir Khan Album
A taste of how Lahore would have looked as a Mughal capital city. We were reminded by a fellow historian that this masterpiece was commissioned by mere public official (albeit Lahore's governor under Shah Jahan) - highlighting a) the artistic sensibilities of public officials back in the days b) that there must have been so many more monuments financed by each public official wishing to leave their mark on the urban landscape c) just how much more incredible the myriad of royally patronized monuments would have been, which have since fallen victim to invasions, sacks, and worst of all, modernization.
The shrine in the center belongs to a Sufi saint of a much earlier period, Syed Miran Badshah (14th c.).