17th century, Baltistan Pakistan
A king – Hassan Khan, built a palace
That he named
Fong – Khar (Palace on the rock)
Aga Khan Cultural Service Pakistan, restores the palace
Now called Shigar Fort Residence
For the discerning world traveler
To enjoy the luxuries of this century
In the glorious ambience of the past
Middle of no-where?
Somewhere in Baltistan
The first view of Shigar across the river
Local art in sparse interiors
Bedrooms for the kings retinue?
Beautiful lattice (jaali) work
Detail of hand carving on a column