Landscape – Pakistan

Our escape in a beautiful day of September meant to travel from Islamabad to Lahore. 

We caught the couch from a very crowded coach station in Islamabad  and had a great time during  the travel.  I remember in that day I have been surprised by so many many things. 

Apart of the fact I was looking through the window to the all landscape which flows in our views, I  was striving to catch the best clicks I could, while the couch run on the road.   In all this time, AB came over with descriptions and short legends and history by the times and places. 

 

IMG_3240

 

IMG_3255

 

 

IMG_3279

IMG_3241

 

IMG_3258

 

IMG_3238

 

IMG_3242

 

 

IMG_3260

 

IMG_3271

 

 

 

IMG_3263

The river  Jhelum was regarded as a god by the ancient Greeks,  as were most mountains and streams.

The poet  Nonnus in the  Dionysiaca  makes the Hydaspes a titan -descended god, the son of the sea-god  Thaumas  and the cloud-goddess  Elektra . He was the brother of  Iris,  the goddess of the  rainbow,  and half-brother to the  Harpier,  the snatching winds. Since the river is in a country foreign to the ancient Greeks,  it is not clear whether they named the river after the god, or whether the god Hydaspes was named after the river.

 Alexander the Great  and his army crossed the Jhelum in BC 326 at the  Battle of the Hydaspes River  where it is believed that he defeated the Indian king, Porus.

 

IMG_3272

IMG_3266

IMG_3273

IMG_3256

IMG_3295

Live your beautiful life! 

While there is life, there is hope! 

 In response to the WordPress Photo Challenge:Landscape  

Advertisements