A Pakistani Points Out 6 Homeland Fails

Anybody who watches or has watched Homeland or even has a slight idea what this show is about would be able to understand where I am coming from as I share this video. Even if you haven’t watched Homeland(which is an American political thriller television series) you would understand what the guy is trying to say here (with some humor added 😉 )

A Pakistani Points Out 6 Homeland Fails:

Rain

Shot I took in Islamabad(Pakistan’s Capital) yesterday.

Park

A random Park in Islamabad

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I Know Places

Weekly Photo Challenge: Share an image of a wall that reveals something about a place, people, or you.

I took this photo when I visited Kalabagh, Nathia Gali, Pakistan few weeks ago. This is the wall of the suite in which we stayed. 15 represents the suite number. While 1908 represents the year it was constructed in.
Wall 1
This is photograph of a random wall in somebody’s house. I liked the arrangement of different stones and uniqueness of this wall.
Wall 2
These are another random road side walls with different advertisements on them.
Wall 3


Reward=Snow!

Weekly Photo Challenge: What does reward mean to you?

I had a chance to visit Nathia Gali, Kalabagh , Pakistan about three days ago. It was all a hasty plan. None of us had appropriate clothes to go visit such a cold place with snow and everything. Since we don’t have snow throughout country, all of us were excited to catch a glimpse of snow even if it was not fresh snow, we were willing to do with the whatever was left of it. So off we went before the plan would cancel again. The place where we arrived had bit of snow around us but we had to make a 20 minutes hike up the hills to really catch some deep snow and make ourselves snowman and have a snowball fight of course. The hike wasn’t too treacherous too be honest but none of us were in our best shapes to hike so smoothly, so the whole journey was us dragging one and another through the way. Calling each other ‘Loser’ to really get that competitive soul in us a shake so we could reach the top.

And we did reach the top, despite of a slight detour, because one trail was closed. Had to go back again and start from another trail. I must say the View from the top was worth it. We got what we came for. Snow!!

We made a snowman, had a snowball fight and took a lot of pictures. Here is one that speaks for me: Reward!
Snow

Converging Landscape

Weekly Photography Challenge: This week, explore the ways lines and shapes can converge in interesting ways through photography.

Photo taken at: Khanpur Dam, Pakistan

Converge

The Pathway…

This week, show us your interpretation of descent — experiment with your point of view and angle, or go even deeper with the theme.”

Descent

Rails and Ties

I’ll let the photographs speak for themselves for this Daily Prompt. I took these when I was traveling back from Lahore to Rawalpindi. So we had to board a train at Lahore Railway Station. It is a historically significant Place.

The Lahore Junction railway station (Urdu: لاہور جنکشن ریلوے اسٹیشن ‎) in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan, was built by British colonists between 1859-1860 at the cost of half a million Rupees. It is the junction of Lahore-Amritsar railway line. It is of typical grand British architecture in South Asia during the British Raj period. The railway network established by the British was extensive and is one of their lasting contributions to the culture and infrastructure of this region.

The railway station has 11 platforms (1 to 9, with 2 extra platforms, 3A and 6A). Platform No. 1 is of special importance, as this platform is the destination of “Samjhauta Express“, the train service between Pakistan and India.

I wish I’d taken more pictures as I have very few which don’t even show the grand specs of this place. It’s architecture dating back to British times is stupendous ! Maybe next time I’ll take more if I ever get to visit it because these photographs doesn’t do this place justice. I was lucky to not be there during rush hours thus I was able to capture the more toned down side of it.

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs

This week’s photo challenge is ‘Signs’ and I found quiet a few in my photo library much  to my surprise so here are the photographs I found.

First three photographs were taken when I went with dad for a road trip to Indus River, Attock, Pakistan, as I’ve mentioned the trip in my few posts before too.
Sign
The second sign board is written in ‘Pashto’ which is a native language, one of many, here in Pakistan. As we left this province Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the sign board says ‘Goodbye to Khyber Pakhtunkhwah’ .

Sign2We passed by a road side Gas station too.
Sign 1
This photograph was taken in Murree, Pakistan. It’s a stunning place to visit. The reason why this photograph is a little foggy is because there was so much fog around and it was winters too. The sign told us the place where we stopped our car for  some rest, named ‘Hil Dholo’.
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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreshadow

This is my first Weekly photo challenge since I came back from hiatus so I decided to choose this photo as ‘Foreshadow’. It was taken when My dad and I went on a day trip to Indus River,Attock, Pakistan. I took this photo when we stopped for a rest on our way to the river. We stopped at this spill way and the clouds were rolling in, but still a bit of sunshine was left to peek through the clouds. It was a sight to behold ! Truly magical for me…
Foreshadow