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|EPISODE FOUR: Race to Destination #4|
|03/24/05 at 20:34:12|
|...will be posted here at March 25th 2:00 AM EST|
|04/17/05 at 15:01:38|
|Re: Race to Destination #4!|
|03/25/05 at 02:02:14|
|[quote]‘If heaven be on earth, it must be here.’ Find the black pavillion that overlooks the Dal and tell us the name of such a place if it indeed exists.[/quote]|
You have one week, work as a team, and don't forget you can use a Fast Forward if you wish!!
|03/25/05 at 02:03:15|
|Re: EPISODE FOUR: Race to Destination #4!|
|04/04/05 at 00:41:10|
welcome welcome one and all...
amazing audience i see you are getting as obsessed as those actually *in* the race!!! a good sign... a good sign... perhaps next year u'll have the courage to actually play :)
well here we are enjoying ourselves in the beautiful pleasure gardens of shalimar in 'if heaven be on earth' kashmir...
(phil thinks all those who watched indian movies when they were young musta gotten this one) :)
anyways... good job teams!!! more than half the race is over and we are down to the wire!!!
and May Allah be with you all and see you...........
PS. Best well written answer:
Here team dixie muslimahs , enjoying the wonderful vistas in the valley of Kashmir, on the banks of the Dal lake.
KASHMIR - the heaven on earth !
The Happy Valley, Super Switzerland of Asia, Mughal Emperor's dream garden and Emerald amongst the white pearls of the Himalaya are only a few of the many appellations given to the valley of Kashmir, over the countries. The Mughal king Jehangir, moved to such an ecstasy by the beauty of Kashmir exclaimed, “if there is a Paradise on earth, it is here, it is here, it is here”. He was doubtlessly, enthralled by the valley’s lust greenery, its abundance of flowers and fruits, its shimmering springs and translucent lakes. Unlike the other Himalayan regions, Kashmir has been an traveler’s paradise and holiday resort for a long time, probably
Kashmir was a favorite of the Mughal emperors who visited it as often as they could. Cool and refreshing after the plain of North India where the business of governance kept them, they planted gardens with stepped terraces and flowing water courses. Cheshmashahi is the first Mughal garden you will pass after Nehru Park. Built at a height above the city, its view are as stupendous as its layout. The smallest of Srinagar’s Mughal gardens, Cheshmashahi has only three terraces in addition to a natural spring of water enclosed in a stone pavilion.
The next garden along the road that encircles the Dal is the Nishat, built by Empress Nur Jahan’s brother Asaf Khan. The largest of the gardens, Nishat has several terraces, a central water course and the zabarwan hills.
The third Mughal garden – the Shalimar was planted by Jehangir, the Mughal emperor whose love for Kashmir was legendary. Shaded by magnificent chinar trees, the Shalimar is a series of stone pavilions and flowing water with paint box bright flower beds.The central black marble pavilion in the Zenana or Ladies' garden is surrounded by water and looks out in four directions . Below in the Diwan -i - Am , the hall of Public Audiences the Emperor used to sit on a black marble throne above the water .
The Dal Lake which has the length of 8 Km long and a width of 4 Km, spreads over a total of 26 Sq. Km. The fascinating Dal Lake is divided into two smaller ones the Lokut (small) and Bod (big) Dal. The south western part of the lake has a maximum depth of approximately 12 M. the Dal Lake gets some of its water from spring but is also supplemented by water from the mountain lake, Mar Sar. In the western part of the Lake one can glimpse a few islands, some bigger, some smaller. Its shores are very fertile and surrounded by willows. Potato, tomato, pumpkin, cucumber, radish and lots of other vegetables are grown here cultivation of the floating gardens which also lie in this part of the lake is another interesting feature. These gardens consist of reed rafts of different lengths and a width of approximately one and a half by three meters and are covered by 1020 cm thick layer of earth and mud. Vegetables and melons are grown on these artificial floating islands.
|04/04/05 at 00:41:50|
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