Panam City,Sonargaon 11/2009

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F. Zaman on December 2, 2009

Panam City,Sonargaon is the ancient capital of Isa Khan's kingdom in Bengal. It is located near the current-day city of Narayanganj,some 30 kilometres northeast of the capital Dhaka, Bangladesh. The great traveler Ibn Battuta visited it in the 14th century. The Panam City was the center of the upper-middleclass people of 19th century,is of significant archaeological and artistic interest.‘Most of Sonargaon’s masonry buildings suffer from rising damp while biological and insect damage has affected the architectural woodwork. ‘As the former capital of the state of Bengal, Sonargaon chronicles a broad sweep of Bangladeshi history, from the rise of the Sultanate dynasties to the period of British colonial rule, which is evident in the style of architecture.’ ‘Monuments and structures of Panam, built blending the Indo-European architectural styles, reflect the socio-economic condition and lifestyle of merchants and the elite class in the British colonial period,’

Holger Bauer on December 4, 2009

Hi F.Zaman, a very fine series of those old and beautiful buildings. Good work!!!

Best wishes from Bangkok sent your way Cheers pivatana

Pan Kartsonakis on December 5, 2009

Congratulations !!!...Original photo. Excellent image.

F. Zaman on December 6, 2009

pivatana,MANY MANY thanks for kind visit

F. Zaman on December 6, 2009

dear Kartson,thank you very much for kind visit

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on December 2, 2009
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by F. Zaman
    • Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
    • Taken on 2009/11/29 14:42:46
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash