Empress Market - Karachi
The Empress Market was constructed between 1884 and 1889 and was named to commemorate Queen Victoria, Empress of India. The market was constructed at a well-chosen site that was clearly visible from a great distance. The site of the market had historical significance as it was situated on the grounds where a number of native sepoys were executed in a ruthless fashion after the Indian Rebellion of 1857.
Curioso quanto un animaletto così carino e puccioso abbia trovato la sua casa in una terra così aspra e indomabile. Che i puffin dietro quell’aspetto così amabile nascondano un’anima oscura? ❤️😈 Isn’t curious that such a cute and pretty little bird has found its home in a very harsh and untamed land?
Does the puffins behind their lovable look hide a dark soul?❤️😈
Alice in Wonderland...in France?
Or when your best friend asks you to go and see this surreal place when you go to Normandy, a person like me can’t simply say no 🤭📸 I was actually dubious about this landscape park since it is so Instafamous, but it turned out to be very beautiful and moody! I even more appreciated itbecause we were almost alone, the night began to fall and it was misty, rainy and very cold, exactly the moment when you can have a place to yourself!
Have you heard about it/ been there already?
📍 Les Jardins d’Étretat, Étretat, Normandy🌊 #etretat#france#normandie#cntraveler
Stunning streets of Toledo...
...make sure to get lost in the narrow alleys of Toledo when you visit. Do you like wandering around narrow streets in cities and explore where they lead?
By the way: Can you spot the person in the shadows?
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to the ancient buddhists, nalanda was a name that rang far and wide, a place so revered that it attracted pilgrims, scholars, and students from all over the known civilizations of asia.
built in the 5th century, nalanda was a mahavihara (great monastery) and a pre-eminent buddhist centre of learning, widely regarded as one of ancient india's greatest universities and among the oldest in the world. it was visited by famous pilgrim monks xuanzang and yijing of tang china, whose writings gave detailed accounts of the mahavihara in its heyday. it was said that around 1,500 teachers and 10,000 students taught and studied in nalanda, and its library contained hundreds of thousands of manuscripts and texts.
while largely in ruins today, nalanda existed for almost 800 years where it saw the mahavihara tumbled from its glory days with thousands of students and monks to its fateful demise in the 13th century. the resurgence of hinduism in the latter centuries and the eventual muslim invasion of india sealed the fate of the once great monastery. under the command of afghan-turkic general muhammad bin bakhtiyar khalji, his forces laid siege and caused much destruction across the northern plains of india, with nalanda and its contemporary mahaviharas being destroyed within the same period.