• Album Name: 'Trip Down the Memory Lane' series: Lalbagh Fort- Part 1

  1. South gateway of Lalbagh Fort; the Mughal palace fortress as seen in 1875. The construction of the fort was commenced in 1678 AD by the then vice-royalty of Bengal prince muhammad azam at the order of the last great Mughal emperor Aurangazeb

  2. South gateway now

  3. Site map of Lalbagh fort made by Department of Archaeology of Bangladesh

  4. Bird's eye view of Lalbagh Fort. The mosque at extreme right, Poribibir Mazar at the center and the Diwani-i-Aam (residential block) at extreme left

  5. Another view of Poribibir mazar (Tomb of Pori Bibi) and Diwani-i-Aam

  6. The Fort mosque

  7. Northern fortification wall of the fort

  8. Fountain adjacent to the fortification wall. he water channels and the fountains, a very common feature of Mughal architecture

  9. The gateway from which water would enter to the fort water reservoir from the adjacent Buriganga river

  10. A view from the northern fortification wall

  11. Private residential buildings built to a dangerously close proximity to the fort endangering the architectural heritage site

  12. Diwani-i-Aam, the residential block where Mughal officials and the families used to stay

  13. A fountai nozzle inside Diwani-i-Aam

  14. A toilet inside Diwani-i-Aam

  15. Diwani-i-Aam has turned into a meuseum now. Knives and daggers from the 17th and 18th century curated inside the museum

  16. Swords and shields used during the war

  17. Armour from 18th Century that Mughal soilders used to wear during warfare

  18. A copy of Holy Quran inside the museum

  19. Persian ceramic plates from 19th Century

  20. Tomb of Shahshad Banu, the youngest daughter of Mughal subahdar Shaista Khan who ruled Bengal for long 24 years (1664-1688)

  21. Rejuvenated Fort mosque from a different angle

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