Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Elephant Steps!


Among the cool things I saw in Pakistan was the Lahore fort, which I mentioned in my previous post. The fort was built by Mughal emperors and is a huge complex of buildings and gardens, which you can now walk around. Unfortunately, the complex is so big that it is difficult to get a good grasp of all of its parts without some sort of a map, but I had two personal guides (friends of my dad's) who showed me some of the highlights, the most important being the elephant stairs! These giant, extra-wide stairs were apparently used specifically for the elephants who were part of the court. There are no elephants there now, but apparently on special occasions they have dancing camels! ( i did not see any of these)

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