From Dawn to Dusk at the Aga Khan Park, Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum: A Collection of Superb Photos

Mawlana Hazar Imam His Highness the Aga Khan’s vision, creativity and thought followed by action makes him a talisman for the Ismaili community and for millions around the entire world. For Simerg’s Malik Merchant, Mawlana Hazar Imam’s three projects in Toronto, among hundreds of others around the world that benefit humanity at large, attest to his brilliant leadership. Malik spent a few hours from dawn to dusk at the grounds of the Aga Khan Museum, the Aga Khan Park and the Ismaili Centre to bring you a collection of marvellous photos. View the complete collection by clicking SIMERGPHOTOS or the image below.

Aga Khan Museum Aga Khan Park and Ismaili Centre
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Date posted: January 19, 2021.


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Aga Khan Park, Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum on a Snowy Xmas Day

With more than 10 cms of overnight snow, affirming December 25, 2020 as white Xmas, Malik Merchant put on his winter boots, in addition to wearing warm clothes, and headed to his favourite spot armed with a fully charged camera, an orange and an apple (to keep the doctor away)! Someone’s genuine love for winter, however, put Malik behind in second place, as a cheerful looking snowman had already been constructed…..MORE

PLEASE CLICK: Simergphotos at Aga Khan Park, Ismaili Centre and Aga Khan Museum on Christmas Day 2020 or on image below

Snowman at Aga Khan Museum Malik Merchant
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Date posted: December 26, 2020


Photos and Story: The Reopening of the Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum, closed since March 13, 2020, reopened after more than 100 days. Malik Merchant was present for the opening and shares his experience with story and photos…..MORE ON SIMERGPHOTOS

Glimpses Aga Khan Museum Reopening Simerg and Barakah
Sanctuary, a current exhibition running at the reopened Aga Khan Museum. Please click on image for reopening story and photos. Photo: Malik Merchant /Simerg.

Date posted: July 4, 2020.


50th Anniversary Photo Essay: The Historic Landing of Man on the Moon

On  July 16, 1969, astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins were strapped into their Apollo spacecraft on top of the vast Saturn V rocket and were propelled into orbit in just over 11 minutes. Four days later, Armstrong and Aldrin became the first humans to set foot on the lunar surface. We have for our readers a magnificent collection of photos from humankind’s single greatest technological achievement…PHOTO ESSAY

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 Date posted: July 18, 2019.


Photos and Video: The Aga Khan Museum Lights up its Facade with a Beautiful Show in the Dark

For 4 evenings, the Aga Khan Museum ran a repeating 15 minute video segment highlighting some of its programs and events on its main entrance wall. Approximately 4,000 people visited the museum during the light show held from December 27-30, 2018 between dusk and 9 PM…. MORE

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Date posted: January 1, 2019.

Photo Essay: Sacred Spaces by Canadian Photographer Muslim Harji

“One of the finest and most informative photo essays on this great blog! Thank you, Muslim, for this superb and illuminating work,” and “May you travel for another 100 years and keep taking (and posting) such great pictures” are just a few of the many responses from our readers to Muslim Harji’s photo essay on SACRED SPACES published at PLEASE CLICK ANYWHERE ON THIS PARAGRAPH or on the photo below to see Harji’s “Excellently written and well-researched piece!” And when you are at Simergphotos visit its home page for links to an amazing array of over 120 photo pieces!

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Date posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016.


Silk Road Travelogue by Ali Karim: An Invitation to a Great Adventure


“Our passion is to travel the world and experience it like locals where possible. We Like to travel as Travellers Vs as Tourists and Experience Places like locals by staying at small locally owned/operated bed and breakfasts as homestays with locals . We also prefer to travel to places that are off the beaten path, less touristy and prefer unexplored places — Ali and Dilshad Karim.

Please click on image for first installment in a special series on the Silk Road. Photos: Ali Karim. Copyright.

Please click on image for first installment in a special series on the Silk Road. Photos: Ali Karim. Copyright.

Date posted: Friday, October 28, 2016.


Phenomenal Photos of Yellowstone, The World’s First Ever National Park @Simergphotos

The National Geographic Magazine, the BBC and Simerg have something in common! We are all currently featuring Yellowstone National Park. Simerg presents a random selection of absorbing images taken by Nurin Merchant that illustrate the diverse character of the park, a 3,500 square mile reserve that sits atop a volcanic hot spot!

PLEASE CLICK: A Phenomenal One-of-a-Kind Experience in Yellowstone, the World’s Very First National Park, Through the Lens of Nurin Merchant

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 Date posted: June 2, 2016.


Photos: The 32nd Annual Aga Khan Foundation World Partnership Walk in Vancouver @Simergphotos

IMPORTANT NOTE FROM THE EDITOR:  If you are in any photo(s) and wish to receive a high resolution image, please write to, subject: World Partnership Photo. We request that you provide your phone number where we can contact you. The Jpeg image will be emailed to you absolutely free of charge. We look forward to hearing from you and responding to your request promptly.

Please click: In Vancouver’s World Partnership Walk, Participants Take Millions of Steps to Fight Global Poverty and Give Hope to Countless

Children lead the way at the World Partnership Walk held in Vancouver on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Photo: Malik Merchant. Simerg. Please click on image for more photos

Children lead the way at the World Partnership Walk held in Vancouver on Sunday, May 29, 2016. Photo: Malik Merchant. Simerg. Please click on image for more photos

Date posted:
May 30, 2016.