Tuesday, April 30, 2013

P is for Pakistan Postcards

As a matter of fact, most of you must be knowing that this blog is dedicated to my postcards collection and taking part in ABC Wednesday is really fun especially when I came across the latest post, it was evident that today's post is dedicated to Postcards of my beloved PAKISTAN.
In this post, I shall share 3 of my favorite postcards with you, so that you can enjoy a glimpse of my beautiful Pakistan. To know more about these places, you can either click on the photo or visit the link at the bottom of the post.
K-2 is Pakistan's Highest Mountain and the World's 2nd Highest Mountain after the majestic Mount Everest. Standing tall at 8,611 meters, K-2 is a mighty mountain which is much more difficult to climb than its elder brother, Mount Everest.
As per Wikipedia: "K2 is known as the Savage Mountain due to the difficulty of ascent and the second-highest fatality rate among the eight thousanders. For every four people who have reached the summit, one has died trying. It is more hazardous to reach K2 from the Chinese side; thus, it is mostly climbed from the Pakistani side. Unlike Annapurna, the mountain with the highest fatality-to-summit rate, K2 has never been climbed in winter."

Lahore Fort - One of Pakistan's marvellous pieces of architecture and also a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Danger.
You can read more at one of my previous posts here: Lahore Fort or at Wikipedia here: Lahore Fort at Wikipedia
Takht Bhai (or Takht Bahi) is a Buddhist monastic complex dating to the 1st century BCE. The complex is regarded by archaeologists as being particularly representative of the architecture of Buddhist monastic centers from its era. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1980.
You can read more about these fascinating ruins at Ruins of Buddhist Monastery at Takht-e-Bahi, Swat Valley  in another post at my UNESCO blog.
Having said that its your turn to share your opinion in the comments section below. I would love to hear your thoughts about this post!!!


Carver said...

Interesting post and beautiful postcards. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

Nonnie said...

I am reading 3 CUPS OF TEA so I have learned something about your K2 mountain. I could never be a mountain climber, but the story is phenomenal. Have you read it?

Roger Owen Green said...

some nifty POSTCARDS
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Photo Cache said...

Thank you for sharing these postcards. I love postcards and I used to collect them.

Joy said...

I remember going back some time, it may have been the 70s, when attempts of routes going up K2 seemed to be happening all the time. I'd much prefer a walk up to that beautifully positioned Takht Bhai monastery .

dmarks said...

Three Cups of Tea" has turned out to be fiction, but I would suppose that there'd be no reason to fudge the part about K-2, so that should be OK.

Emaniuz Collection said...

P is for Philippines too! :-)