Ornamented with rich blue tiles, Bab Boujloud (the blue gate) is one of the most beautiful gateways of Fes. It leads to one of the medina's busiest streets (Rue Talaa Seghira) and is a good starting point for a walk inside the medina walls. It was constructed by the French in 1913, but the 12th-century original can still be seen next to it. The gate's horseshoe arches are decorated with blue tiles on the outside and green tiles on the inside, patterned with stars and swirls. Standing outside looking in, you can see two minarets. The one on the right belongs to the 20th century Sidi Lazzaz mosque. The other minaret, topped by two golden orbs, is part of the recently restored 14th century Bou Inania Medrasa.
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siudzi (32323) 2013-06-18 4:43
Another, extremely effective and attractive framing! This arch looks really stunning with its unique decorations with strong blue saturated colors. Well seen and executed image. Excellent presentation.
lousat (72137) 2013-06-18 4:56
Hi Deniz,i been 3 times in Morocco but never in Fez,and it's one of my desire for future trips,a beautiful idea this pic,using the gate as a natural border to these magnificent minarets,great idea and perfect exposure,bright colors and fine details,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Sergiom (54331) 2013-06-18 5:20
Cette photo a capté mon regard dans la galerie, car j'ai pris exactement la même en 1997 lors de mon périple dans ce pays. Je peux constater que les choses n'ont absolument pas changé depuis.
timecapturer (45095) 2013-06-18 5:38
great POV and framing that makes this a delightful and wonderfully creative image. Superb DOF so that here is no loss of detail, all of which are so distinctive and eye-catching. Like it a lot! Excellent!
delpeoples (52443) 2013-06-18 5:57
Merhaba dear Deniz
If it were possible, this gate is even more beautiful than your previous posting. I'm attracted to it more probably because of the blue tones and the wonderful mosaics and ceramics. The framing and the depth are superb, it's like a frame within a frame and you regulated the light in the background so cleverly and effectively. A stunning contribution yet again, thanks for sharing it with us.
gojo (1715) 2013-06-18 8:26
Another Moroccon beaty from your skilled hands and eyes.
Must go there!
Romano46 (16578) 2013-06-18 12:02
non potevi incorniciare meglio questo piacevole scorcio di Fes.
Una cornice naturale che ben si adatta alla torre al centro della foto e con la quale il disegno dell'arco crea un piacevole contrasto.
Una bella illuminazione ti ha favorito nella ripresa che evidenzia i dettagli di una bella città antica.
Grazie per il bel lavoro che hai fatto sulla mia foto. In effetti una raddrizzata ci stava bene, ma la foto l'ho estratta dal mio archivio un attimo prima di pubblicarla ed ho avuto solo il tempo di togliere il colore, non avendo il tempo materiale di elaborarla eccessivamente in Photoshop.
Grazie di nuovo.
Complimenti e con essi anche l'augurio di una bella serata
bona (12229) 2013-06-18 13:11
the framing here is wonderfful. Like to see this blu gate covered with blue tiles and the view of the building in the background. I realy like this kind of architecture. Here in Rio de Janeiro there is one building with kind of architecture named Mourisc Castle. I hope someday visit Morocco to take of photos of this beautiful masterworks.
dkmurphys (46140) 2013-06-19 6:29
Lovely capture through the old attractive arcade. I like the idea and the artistic result. Good work!
Noel_Byrne (20682) 2013-06-19 12:14
What a perfect frame, the design is colorful and very intricate and the view beyond really leaves me wanting to see more of this great place. An absolutely perfect composition.
All the best
parvatibb (1367) 2013-06-19 12:48
bir an kocaman bir anahtar deliginden icerigi gozetliyor gibi hissettim kendimi...well done diyoruz yolumuza devam ediyoruz
daddo (22604) 2013-06-20 1:02
Hi Deniz. Nicely done deciding to point upwards and avoid the people, also zooming in and capturing the details. I tried to capture the ambiance by including the people and lost these lovely details. Sharp and colourful. Well done. Selamlar. Klaudio.
Angshu (54689) 2013-06-24 5:21
This maybe in my opinion a better to look at picture than the immediately preceeding one & the main reason has to be the glorious blue tiles...so blue that the sky pales in comparison literally! The two minarets are beautiful, but it seems that the buildings on either side are not...but you've done well in the compo not to take our eyes towards them. Very beautiful!
pastadog (13111) 2013-06-25 13:41
This is excellent picture within picture framing, I like very much that we can appreciate the detail framing the structures in the background
KristinsCamera (2373) 2013-08-09 20:00
Like a treasure box, this beautiful arch opens to reveal yet more beautiful and delicately designed treasures inside ~ many rewards for spending a little time looking at and appreciating all the details within this shot.
Your photographs so often show your wonderful eye for design and symmetry, as well as your apparent love of strong colors. Always a visual delight, Deniz :)
Waylim (25020) 2013-08-19 14:58
This is one of the very recognizalbe prominent location in Fes, and off course I have a few shots of it myself. I like your version very much. In my, I included the street and therefore has people and card in it. I like the gate served as a very nice frame to the mosque and landscape beyond. Excellent quality photo with good symetrical POV.
ikeharel (52153) 2013-11-21 4:58
Perfect places under the arc, the view of the two towers with good DOF on.
The green/blue tiles are on the sunny-side and shine well in great details shown.
Marvelous blue tiles on the gate. Fine "busy" picture, nice taken POV.
- Copyright: Deniz Taskin (rigoletto) (34197)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-04-11
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon 18-55 mm
- Exposure: f/11, 1/500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Portes du Maroc / Moroccan Gates [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-06-18 3:44