I saw this in a 1973 Nikon School of Photography ad with no caption.

The boats seem Oriental, but the buildings seem European.

Does anyone know where this is? The boats seem Oriental, but the buildings seem European.

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    The buildings don't look very European to me. Jan 5, 2020 at 17:49
  • Where did this image come from? Jan 5, 2020 at 19:47
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    1973 Nikon School of Photography ad. No caption.
    – Tammy
    Jan 5, 2020 at 20:08
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    I am almost positive that this is in Osaka, Japan.. Just can't find a proof yet. Building, boats, the river, and the mountain all suggests so. Jan 5, 2020 at 21:06
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    @lambshaanxy seems like a temple to me Jan 6, 2020 at 10:10

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Srinagar, Kashmir - old city with river Jhelum. The "temple" is in fact the Khanqah-e-Moula Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in Kashmir.

Here's another old photography, showing a similar view:

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A modern stock photo from that place:

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Google has a similar but modern view:

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And another one, from the opposite direction:

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  • if anyone knows when that bridge was built, it could confirm nicely Jan 16, 2020 at 20:30
  • @KateGregory: The predecessor of that bridge (i assume it's the Fateh Kadal bridge) seems to be quite old, dating back to the 18th century (or maybe the 15th century). According the this page: kashmirasitis.com/bridges-historical-srinagar , Fateh Kadal was the oldes bridge ot Srinagar's seven main bridges, but it doesn't give a year. Other bridges date back to 1774 (Amira kadal), 1551 (Haba Kadal) and 1415 (Ail Kadal), so anyway i think the old Fateh Kadal was built before photography was invented ;-)
    – tohuwawohu
    Jan 16, 2020 at 20:56
  • Another nice pic from Flickr, dated 1944: flic.kr/p/as13tm
    – tohuwawohu
    Jan 16, 2020 at 21:00

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