Sunday, October 16, 2005

This is Pakistan - Azad Jammu and Kashmir

The power of memories

"This is Pakistan" is the title of a series of posts by blogger Shirazi, creator of Light Within. In one of his most recent installments, Shirazi shares vivid and beautiful memories of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, a region affected by the recent earthquake. Here are two excerpts from the post, captivating prose that immediately take you to striking landscapes:

The beauty of Azad Kashmir landscape lies in the light, unlike any other tourist mountain region in Pakistan including Northern Areas. Fiercer, stronger, and sharper light silhouettes the mountain resort and scattered houses on slops in ever-changing patterns against the skyline....

Whereas the beauty in most places in the world has been marred by detritus of tourism, one can still find ‘secluded’ places in Kashmir -- relatively quiet where one can find privacy as well as unmarred vistas of the green hills together.

Check out the entire post on Light Within.

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Dr. Deborah Serani said...

A beautiful picture. SHirazi's post is very touching as well.

Deb Sistrunk said...

Deb, if you find the time to click through Shirazi's site, you will find several demonstrations of great travel writing.