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A rare precious gallary of photos! Great work and thank you for sharing with everyone!
Khudaya tu khawin tu sab se bara, Zamin asman tu ne paida kiya
please send me lyrics....
Dear Noor Khan,
There is not much that I could add from what has already been said. I am from Charsadda, your gallery is full of gems. I just wanted to say thank you for sharing these memories, its a shame that our beautiful country is going through such a difficult time.
Hello Noor Khan,
I am really enjoying your book.For me it is not only a great travel story,love story but it is a great learning resource for some one interested in the culture and customs of central asia.I hope you will chronicle your time in Afghanistan and also your musical activities in the same kind of detail some day.
Thank you for your wonderful writing obviously the product of a great heart.
GC. Aka guitboot
noorkhan ap kaha ke ho
AHMAD KHAWAR ALTAF
Dear Noor Khan,
My email in my earlier message was incorrect. Kindly disregard previous one.
and replace it with firstname.lastname@example.org
Ahmad Khawar Altaf
AHMAD KHAWAR ALTAF
Dear Noor Khan,
It was a great pleasure to see the pictures of MY past.
I was born in Peshawar, attended Edwards College, came to US and been living here in Connecticut.
Many of the photos are of the city streets where I have lived in my past.You have a rare
collections of my past memories. I would very much talk to you if you do not mind.
Can we exchange our phone numbers via e-mail so we can visit the memories of our past in
My best wishes & regards for you,
DEAR NOOR KHAN. SPECIAL SALAM. ALL THE PAST TIME IN UR PESHAWAR. MY AGE WAS 10 YEARS OLD. U KHAN BABA AND ABU GOOD COMPANY FOR (GUP SHUP) ALL PHOTOS IS CLASSIC STANDARD.( ZAMA PLAR MAR GHARIA ALLAH ISTA O ZUMANG HIFZO AMAN K SATE).
Dear Noorkhan JI ,Salam walekum !
sir i am a freelance art director from india. while searching the internet i have come across a beautiful picture of yours on Old Delhi(Delhi Back Street- narrow lane with a handpump). I want to use this on a book cover if you permit me.its a small story book on old delhi(18x22 cms). I can happy to pay you some token amount if you want and also will give you cover credits for that.
waiting eagerly for your reply. you can contact me on +91-9958487751 (e mail: email@example.com)or else give me your phone number and i will contact you . pls reply me ASAP as i am running out of time.pls help me.
Thanks for stopping by my galleries tonight. Glad you liked the tanks. james
Mukarram Dad Khan
Respected NMK. The photos of Peshawar are simply mind blowing. I salute your eyes for looking at things from an angle which an ordinary soul can not. I salute the creative genius in you for capturing some amazing moments in your camera. When ever you come to Islamabad, Rawalpindi you would be my guests. We would have a nice dinner and a long Gup Shupon the days of Peshawar of 1982-92. Regards Mukarram Dad.Cell 030051178150
very nice Mr noor khan....
Wonderful wonderful pics of a part of the world I may never see - great insights.
i have no words to say here, all of the work of art of your life. it doesnt matter how much i can say about your work, it doesnt matter how much i can appriciate your work, it doesnt matter how much i wana say. its the beauty of your vision that u gave it to us. its an honor, pleasure, inspiration, LOVE, beauty..Oh everybody said that all ready about your amazing work. i truely have no words to say that i've seen a life in your work. i love it. thank you for keeping and sharing that time with us. i really felt it, i really.........(dont want to say anything).... God Bless You.
its a marvelous effort in one's life ...i m much pleased and encouraged ...i too have the taste and endeavor in this aspect ...i got a lot from this ....god bless u noor....
Iam azam from lahore pakistan and I am father ln law of |Zeeshan i saw your photo album very nice pics i meet youin peshawar at arif`s shop at cinema road.i saw your photos in zeeshan e mail. i really enjoied them
Salam Noor, your old pic of afghanistan are soo touching I really enjoyed them... God Bless You
Susan de Boismilon
Just bought your book. Hugs, Susie
Dear Noor khan! Hopefully you will be fine and ok. Surfing your work it mesmorized me. It shows your aesthetic approaches and insights. I hope you will enlage your vision and gallory as well. Wishing you all your sincere dreams come true. Ameen.
thanks for the great work.does not matter any part of the world i go, when i see these pictures, i feel my self in my home town peshawar. keep up great work and God bless you
Noor Khan, What an interesting life you have had and I am sure continue to have. I am very envious. I haven't gone through all of your galleries and music links but whatever I have seen is great. I will savour the rest over time. Thank you for sharing your wonderful collection with the rest of us. With best wishes and prayers for your happiness and well being.
Wonderful pictures Noor!
Its a pleasure to visit your galleries some amazing old and new collection of photographs
salam i was looking at your photos i was mesmorized i love your photos they are amazing, i love photography, and looking at it can i post some of your pictures on my facebook account with your permission i would love to share it with my family and friends
iam a girl from afghanistan living in USA, NY
khoda pa aman
its so nice of u to come visit thank u very much for your sir anees (timetrax)
Qadarmanda Noor Khana,
I am really impressed with your artwork and the preservation of some history that no longer exists: the streets and roads of Peshawar, the beauty of the Northern areas, and the calligraphy, etc. I really appreciate your contribution as a preserver of the heritage.
You are doing a great job.
Salam alakum Noor
As an Indophile and frequent visitor to the subcontinent ( 5-6 years over the last 30),its a pleasure to view your photos, you caught those last slow moments before comercialisation overwhelmed everything,when tongas took you to the station, the tea came in a diposable clay cups,and people just sat and watched.I particularly like the Kangra albumn.
Now you're as far west as it gets, and I suppose even S.F.can feel like a trap.
where were you actually born sir?
You have a broad perspective of personality and your pictures show the true silhouette of Peshawer(especially kissa khwani-nawa darwaza)
Have a smashing and prosperous new year
Fida Ali Nashad
I raelly impressed fom Noor Bhi's efford that he not only traveled to the areas of Gilgit Baltistan but also left some precious and remarrkabale impact ,,, I get the opptunity tothanks him on behalf of gilgit baltistan people,, noor has a lots of information about the area ,,,, long live noor and keep it up
Fida Ali Nashad
Hi, Very Nice , I bleive in Nature life is more peaceful and clean than modern buildings . In Oman wem still got these un-touched places and eating local bread baked same time from the oven, Great Gallery and i wish to come back and view your gallary again and again
You really do beautiful work. Wonderful pictures. Thank you for sharing.
Chandra Prakash vyas
hi Noor Khan sahab
How r u i am haapy that see your web site to see jaisalmer old photo my name Chandra Prakash Vyas i am from jaisalemr deepak rest house i am grandson of oner of deepak rest house.my date of 1984. when you came in jaisalmer in futher please meet us.
deepak rest house
Dear Noor Khan Sahab ...
I am from Jaisalmer I my Date of Brith is 8-3-1985... you come jaisalmer in date of 87 that was really great
I have no words for your work dear ... you are really great
god bless you
In ur novel u say u barely speak pushto (in 80s)Why your Pushto isnt good? arent you from Peshawar originally? what is your mother tongue.
oh....how can i forget theese nice and beautiful vallyes ...HEAVEN ON EARTH..have been there ...good job...noor khan.....good luck....and khuda hafiz....
We love your photographs as they take us back in time as if on a flying carpetoffering a fantastic kaleidoscopic view of the people, scenery and customs of Pakistan. Every photo provides unique insight to the history, economy, and politics of Pakistan and Afghanistan during that period. Thanks so much for sharing your photos and allowing us a glimpse of your life. My husband particularly loves the shots with the horses as hes an avid horse fanatic as well as a Pashtun!
I found your site while looking for a photo of the "purple house" in San Francisco. We just got back from a trip there. Your photos of the houses in SF are what I wish I had taken! Beautiful work. I really enjoyed all your photos of San Francisco. I've bookmarked you and will definitely come back again and check out your photos from other places. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Noor, Your site has left me breathless!! I am sitting here in my study, in a small coastal Oregon town, looking out, across my Tibetian Prayer flags, to the sea stacks and beautiful Pacific ocean; also surfing the web, reliving some of my travels- when my re-journey to Ladakh led me to you!! I was there same time as you- Namaste! Thank you so much for sharing yourself and your photos- I am entranced. I also have many photographic memories of my world wanderings, and, Insha Allah, hope to have opportunity to capture more, but- takes a special person, such as yourself, to share experiences with so many people. My heart quickens and I am grateful. Thank you.
Connie Ruhiyyah Mariam
Deera Grana Roora Noor Khan Lala (dear elder brother Noor Khan). Great to see your effort. I am from Batkhela. Your journey is inspired me. Wish you best of luck. Have you shot any other picture of Batkehla or Malamakd Agency during your journey? Yes! Can I see it? Stha Kashar Roor,
Must say what a great service you've done for the sights and sounds of Pushtun culture. I listen to your recordings every week; an absolute pleasure. Thanks. You are a true 'culture vulture'. I've also started reading your book. Very enjoyable indeed. Keep up the good deed. Dera dera merabani. Bya ba se nourae khabarae um lekhum.
Its great job that you have did for all of us. We all should say Tahank you so so much for this great job keep it up.
I might never have the chance to visit your beautiful country for reasons beyond my control. Your pictures show the world what the western media never has and never will. Thank you. I became more interested in seeing Afghanistan after reading The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. I am a school teacher, the only liberating force for any person is education. I wonder how i can be of help.
Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos and art work. I may never get a chance to travel to these places myself, so this is the next best thing. Keep up the good work!
P.S. I first found your photos on Flickr.
Photographer Surinder Singh, Delhi, India
Nice work Noor!
Thanks for your visit and valuable comments...
dear noor khan u are simpely the best
Noor Khana, ta ta Pakhto zdaa?
Dear Noor Khana, starray maashe,
Your picture collection is fantastic especialy the collection of pics of all the Peshawar musician. Zarif Khan happens to be my favourite and I also play the rubab. My family hail from that particular part of the world, Kohat to be precise near Darra Adam Khel. Just wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful pictures. :)
Dear Noor Khan, starray maashe :)
Your picture collection is fantastic, especially the shots of all the Peshawar musicians (Zarif Khan is my favourite by the way). My family hail from that particular region of the world where u spent some time; Kohat to be precise, near Darra Adam Khel. I also play the rabab and I am absolutely delighted to see such a wonderful collection of pics. Best of luck and thank you so much!
Nice work noor khan
For your info Multan is much closer to Hira Mandi (or what's left of it) than I am at present. And you can catch the prayer at Badshahi Mosque. Happy hunting!
Mr, Noor khan i am Masood Ahmad From Multan
Sir i want information about hira mandi .
can you do something 4 me
Hi Mr. Khan,
I absolutely love your photographs. I've always been fascinated with the general South(west) Asian/Indian subcontinent. India, Afghanistan, Pakistan, etc., these are nations I would like to visit one day. Your documentaries are fantastic!
This is beautiful. Great job- edriss miskinyar
Thanks for visiting my galleries and your kind comments.
Dean Eades BirdMad - BirdGuides Photo of the Year Winner
Thanks evaluation which your appreciation as well as gives, because has your affirmation, lets my creation not be lonely, thanks you!
You're doing great photographic documentation of the world around you, keep up the good works.
Your fully right when saying:"It's all worth sharing"
It is great to see your pre-digital images of the places you visited. Please go on
posting these old pics, I like to see more!
Thank you for passing through my galleries.
Yours are really interesting with all these places you visited. It will be a pleasure for me to come and look at them over the days. Please keep sharing your work as you do now.
Your collection of photos are great! You seem to have been everywhere!! I have had the opportunities to visit most of the areas of Pakistan (and Afghanistan) you mentioned in your galleries. Keep up the great work.
Dear Noor .. El Salamu Alaikom
Thanks a lot for your visit to my galleries and your kind comments.. Your visit gave me the chance to discover your nice galleries which I consider one of the best photo documenteries on this site, more over it contains some very special and great shots for fabulous scenary.. Well done my friend, sure I will revisit again..
Thanks for your kind words... Your subject matter in your shots are amazing and I would love to have visited some of the places you've been to.. keep capturing the moment....
Thanks for the note. Remember the difference between a good photographer and a bad photographer is that the good photographer will know what makes a bad picture ;-) Sharing is caring, keep the faith.
Thanks for visiting my galleries. You have interesting shots, I like such pictures from other countries to see landscapes and how people live.
Thanks for sharing your treasure.
Noor, You gallery show us different life in the different area! Good sharing! Thanks!
You have so beautifuly photos in yours portfolio...Excellent my friend...Excellent work...Greetings from Montenegro, old/new country in Europa...I will come back with pleasure...
dear friend, i look forward to more images in your fascinating galleries. i would want to embrace the whole sub-continent as my own place, as you appear to do. but i am told if i did go to pakistan i will never get a visa to visit my old mother in new delhi. how sad is that? national pride and national histories are fine things, but the world belongs to all of us--how sad that we forget that. thanks for sharing, and in anticipation of more from your colection of amazing memories and experience. cheers, p/s