Monday, May 14, 2012

Bagh-e Babur

Bagh-e Babur from Sherdarwaza Mountain
Masjid Baburi. This Masjid is all made of white marble and has around 470 years.

Bagh-e Babur, the pillars of reception hall

Afghan families gather in the garden everyday. Fridays usually are the most crowded days.
Photos by: Mohammed Ibrahim Wahid, May 11, 2012

Bagh-e Babur (Babur Garden), used to be king Babur Shah's castle in 16 century, he died in India and was buried in Agra and later he was brought to Kabul in Babur Garden. During the Soviet invasion like many other countries and historical monuments Babur Garden changed to a swimming pool and a site only for time pass, but thanks to the Aga Khan Trust for Culture for rehabilitating and changing the site to a wonderful historical garden with a beautiful view of western Kabul.

I have seen many of the Baburi gardens and castles in Pakistan, India and Afghanistan and a sole and great thing about them is that they all are situated in the high altitudes of the cities and give you a perfect view.


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