The Bourguiba Family Mausoleum is one of the main attractions of Monastir. It was built in 1963 and later expanded. The former Tunisian president and his family rest here. This huge and beautiful marble building with a gold dome has two 20 metre tall minarets flanking its sides.
The mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba, includes the tomb of the first president of Tunisia, who would have much affection Tunisians, and his own life in 1963 began building his own grave, who died in 2000, being buried here. Later his wife and parents pass away, who hasn also buried here. The structure is very reminiscent of a mosque image because the golden dome is flanked by two towering minarets. This mausoleum is located next to the cemetery in Monastir dating from the twelfth century, and next to the Marina and Ribat of Monastir. Personally Inside the mausoleum of Habib Bourguiba was one of the monuments that impressed me throughout Tunisia. The mausoleum was built in life of President Habib Bourguiba, and is the same style as many buildings of the time (60) with white marble dome towering minarets and decorated in gold. What catches the attention of all is the large white marble tomb on containing the remains of the first president of Tunisia who died in 2000.
Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000) is an iconic figure in Tunisia. I visited the famous mausoleum in Monastir Habib Bourguib with traditional architecture with its golden dome and two minarets 25 meters high monument curiously reminiscent of the Taj Mahal in simplified course! You can also admire the front door and the gate are two fine examples of Tunisian art. Next to this building, one can see a large cemetery.
The sea in the city where he ended the life of 'now former president Boughiba that gave the' Independence from the French was created to remember a splendid mausoleum, imposing the walk from the castle to get a huge tree-lined avenue with palm trees, and right a graveyard of white Islamic tombs. The mausoleum is richly decorated with beautiful mosaics and examples of Islamic art really interesting.Habib Bourguiba Mausoleum now it has become tourist destination and place to stroll in the town of Monastir and the pride of the city.
LA LUNGA STRADA VERSO IL MAUSOLEO
Habib Bourguiba (1903-2000), fu il fondatore e il primo presidente della Repubblica Tunisina dal 1957 al 1987. Sotto la sua presidenza fu avviato un vasto piano di riforme destinate a modernizzare la società tunisina.
Durante questi anni l'architetto Olivier-Clément Cacoub fu alle sue dipendenze, realizzando per lui numerose opere, tra cui il mausoleo intitolato a suo nome.
Il Mausoleo Bourguiba fu costruito a partire dal 1960 a Monastir, città natale del presidente, nella parte occidentale del cimitero Sidi El Mézeri, il principale luogo di sepoltura della città. L'edificio si compone di una parte quadrata centrale sormontata da una cupola dorata, due ambienti laterali con cupole verdi e due minareti gemelli alti circa 25 metri. Ad esso si accede percorrendo una lunga passerella cerimoniale lunga circa 200 metri e larga circa 30 metri, al termine della quale si trova un grande cancello. All'inizio di questo percorso si trova la tomba di un soldato sconosciuto, simbolo di tutti i caduti tunisini che hanno combattuto per la libertà della Tunisia dalla Francia. All'ingresso del Mausoleo ci sono grandi porte di bronzo, sulle quali sono incise tre frasi che riassumono la vita di Habib Bourguiba: "Comandante supremo, il costruttore della nuova Tunisia, il liberatore delle donne".
All'interno sono collocate le tombe dei familiari del presidente, rappresentate da semplici lastre di marmo nel pavimento e iscrizioni sul muro. La tomba di Habib Bourguiba, invece, si colloca al centro di una stanza circolare, con passerelle che le girano attorno e si sviluppano su due piani in altezza, ed è dominata da un grande lampadario di cristallo. Le spoglie del defunto presidente si trovano in un sarcofago in marmo da lui fatto costruire a partire dal 1976, collocato al centro della sala.
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ikeharel (62925) 2014-07-08 11:24
Buona sera Luciano,
An amazing pavement leading the eyes to the mausoleum situated on the far end.
DOF and clarity, light management and low POV - all culminate to a wonderful sight.
carlo62 (38667) 2014-07-08 11:26
bentornato, sentivamo la tua mancanza.
Apri con un grande scatto, dove la pavimentazione è di grande aiuto per la profondità.
Una foto ad effetto, ben equilibrata e di ottima qualità.
siudzi (34141) 2014-07-08 11:35
What a superb concept for this shot! The low POV made a fantastic graphical view on this great place! Really amazing visual effect was achieved due to the very well managed perspective and depth. Like it!
besnard (55087) 2014-07-08 11:43
Une prise bien pensée et bien réalisée qui conduit le regard jusqu'au Mausolée. Du travail de pro.
Amitiés et bonne soirée.
Noel_Byrne (27396) 2014-07-08 11:43
Beautiful and creative view on this icon, and thanks for your note, I would have thought this place were much older, as I associate this style of building with more ancient times. The low point of view is excellent, creating brilliant foreground interest, and a really cool sense of depth as the eye wanders through the shot to the destination of the main building. Colors are really great too, even from this distance, the gold shimmers.
Thanks as always
Silvio1953 (130330) 2014-07-08 11:47
Ciao Luciano, gran bella prospettiva, favolosa grafica, splendida nitidezza, ad una foto non si puo' chiedere di piu', bravissimo ciao Silvio
fabbs99 (16817) 2014-07-08 11:56
This is real hard work and tough thinking to get an incredible image like this.The mausoleum deep in the background with its pair of minarets look great only because you got the floors right.Great shot.Keep sharing.TFS.
ourania (36366) 2014-07-08 12:19
e ben tornato da un altro viaggio interessante! Superba la tua composizione, hai creato stupenda profondita' ed esaltato il grafismo elegante del pavimento. I motivi si ripetono con grande nitidezza e rendono la prospettiva ancora piu' dinamica. Hai creato un senso di anticipazione per trascorrere la distanza fino allo sfondo. Il mausoleo fa' un punto focale accattivante, sembra un edifizio intrigante. La morbidezza dei colori ci permette di godere la composizione ancor di piu'. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
PaulVDV (24379) 2014-07-08 12:41
In Portugal the streets, sidewalks and squares have wonderful patterns. But apparently also the Tunisians like this.
A very good idea to reserve so much space of the picture for the pavement.
Nowadays we don't hear much anymore about this country. Is it again much visited ?
Best regards, Paul
COSTANTINO (59883) 2014-07-08 13:04
Ciao caro Luciano
Percio ti sei perso
un altro viaggio a Tunisia con una bella foto
con bel POV del pavimento della strada verso al mausoleo
gli stessi giorni io stavo al paese vicino
Kamilutka (8105) 2014-07-08 17:48
interesting work and original POV to shoot from. The frog perspective added very much to this otherwise classic shot. I like the pattern of the cobbles and the way the alley leads an eye towards the mausoleum. Excellent quality in terms of the colors, sharpness and light management.
Thanks for sharing
pierrefonds (60360) 2014-07-08 19:01
La longueur du chemin vers le mausolée donne de la profondeur à la composition. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails et les couleurs des tuiles du chemin. La bonne luminosité fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne soirée.
jcpix (13814) 2014-07-08 20:20
Great to see you "back in action." :) You've returned with a super image, and one which is quite creative. As I'm sure most people would rush straight for the Mausoleum, you keenly recognized the opportunity for something original. Superb use of the repeating patterns and perspective! Even in the far distance we can clearly make out the focal point, but the majority of attention goes to this lovely pathway. Excellent idea and composition. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
emka (86409) 2014-07-08 22:30
Ciao Luciano, I was wondering what beach you chose this time. Tunisia again. Is it safe now?
I know this place and have made many photos of this pavement and also Mausoleum myself. Even if it beautiful, the idea of building himself and family such a mausoleum is horrid for me. As I have read, even Lenin, Ho Shi Minh and Mao wanted to be cremated and they were buried in mausoleum against their will. (haha, when I visit Moscow, I will be mausolea specialist :))
I liked much more this cemetery nearby.
WArm regrads MAlgo
jjcordier (79002) 2014-07-08 23:44
Une vue très originale de ce fameux (et coûteux) mausolée de Bourguiba. Très intéressant choix de cadrage privilégiant ce beau pavage.
Nicou (130047) 2014-07-09 0:52
la perspective est merveilleuse quelle image ce pavage avec ces formes et ce tons et en fond ce temple quelle vue superbe ensemble et mise en valeur.
Bravo et amitié
SnapRJW (31627) 2014-07-09 1:30
Hello Luciano - The scalloped design in the pavement is beautifully exploited in your shot; the low POV was a great idea and to an extent amplifies the importance of the mausoleum as it looks so far away and has such an imposition pathway leading to it.
jhm (144250) 2014-07-09 5:03
What a lovely picture, very low taken, with the lovely street or entrance to the Mosque.
This gives nice perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Sergiom (67404) 2014-07-09 5:52
Le point de vue très bas et le motif répétitif donne toute une profondeur à cette composition avec un bel effet entonnoir qui pousse le regard vers la mosquée au loin.
pajaran (55025) 2014-07-09 6:06
Dobar dan, popodne.
Interesantan tekst o Bourguiba Family Mausoleum sa aopisom, lep pogled ...
Dobar snimak, kontrast i perspektiva, lepo pokazan plocnik i arhitektura.
Lepo mesto za setnju i odmor na klupi sa lepim pogledom na Mausoleum.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
An interesting article on the Family Bourguiba Mausoleum with aopisom, nice view ...
Good picture, contrast and perspective, well shown pavement and architecture.
Nice place for walking and relaxing on a bench with a beautiful view of the Mausoleum.
Nice afternoon and all the best.
Fis2 (89993) 2014-07-09 6:24
Good POV and composition.
I like the mosaic on the ground.
Have anice afternoon
Cricri (111373) 2014-07-09 7:02
Un cadrage original laissant un grand espace au sol avec les dessins qui donne un bel effet, bonne profondeur, netteté et couleurs
danos (90317) 2014-07-09 7:24
great the panoramic view of the Bourguiba Family Mausoleum with the texture of the ground to adds depth and perpsective in the scene.I like the created optical effect as the excellent presentation of this landmark of Monastir.
holmertz (45187) 2014-07-09 8:21
This low POV makes the way to the mausoleum look VERY long and VERY hot on sunny days. The tiled patterns of the street are very nice but will not make walking all this way less hot. The lamp-posts provide good depth, right up to the minarets.
This is an original composition. Most people here would probably not have dared to do something like this.
bukitgolfb301 (37720) 2014-07-09 12:30
Hi Ciao dear Luciano, how are you?
So sorry for long no reply/action to you due to some reasons. Ya another stuuning image via great wide and low focus angle makes this landscape so impressive. Very very geometrical image too. Tasteful light and color management is also wonderful as usual.
We regret the result of FIFA 2014, right?
All the best and have a good day! Takero from Tokyo
jacquest (18871) 2014-07-09 13:24
Le motif qui se répète donne une touche bine graphique en plus de donner, avec les deux lignes de lampadaires, beaucoup de profondeur vers le point focal de la mosquée. Une luminosité bien utilisée agrémente le tout.
macjake (61434) 2014-07-09 14:38
so you're off again! Back to Tunisia...you were here not too long ago wern't you?
are you back? or are you posting photo's during your trip?
really like this fun and creative compo.
works so well with the vanashing circles on the ground and the temple at the top.
cool shot, the compo worked out pretty well!!
Sonata11 (33697) 2014-07-09 19:53
Wow!!! very beautiful composition with great POV wonderfully executed and great presentation. I like the colors, sharpness, clarity, light and POV. Great work. Tfs.
Best regards, Barbara
rychem (28037) 2014-07-10 0:08
The graphical effect of this pavement is simply breathtaking, excellent perspective ending with the mausoleum, perfectly well done
tyro (22140) 2014-07-10 0:24
Ciao caro Luciano,
You have made the very most of using a wide lens to exaggerate the perspective here and the effect is very appealing - the large expanse of the "piazza" (or whatever they call it in Tunisia) leads us perfectly to the impressive mausoleum in the distance with its tall minarets.
Gorgeous light and colours, perfect exposure and excellent details and sharpness.
A very interesting note too.
jmdias (58940) 2014-07-10 2:08
very nice use of the patterns in the ground, creating a very interesting visual effect. the view of the mausoleum ahead complete the whole beauty of the compo. nice job.
timecapturer (49288) 2014-07-10 3:07
love this! A superbly chosen POV and glorious symmetry that drags us irresistibly to the amazing building in the distance. Creative imagery and presented perfectly.
Regards - B.
dkmurphys (52703) 2014-07-10 6:17
Very fine POV of the big square. I like the design of the pavement and your elegant presentation.
abmdsudi (46898) 2014-07-10 20:25
Excellent work, Love how the repeated patterns curve the way to the prominent in the backdrop, a superb symmetrical shot with more depth, rich in colour, adequate clarity and contrast. Well done, Tfs
papagolf21 (90440) 2014-07-11 4:29
Bonjour, cher Luciano,
Bravo pour cette présentation très originale offrant un bel effet de perspective conduisant notre regard jusqu'à l'édifice.
La voie pavée aux dessins géométrique est de toute beauté.
Très bonne journée.
delpeoples (55090) 2014-07-11 5:49
Che bello questo POV basso e grafismo. Il grande angolo ha lavorato bene qui. Ottimi i colori e la profonditá di campo. L'inquadratura nelle Regole dei Terzi é ben giudicata ed impressionante.
PiotrF (11264) 2014-07-11 6:13
Nice view of the Bourguiba Family Mausoleum with the texture of the ground .
Excellent depth and perspective, natural colors. Very effective composition. Pleasant scene.
adramad (40642) 2014-07-11 8:20
Superb perspective view of the Mausoleum, which we see in the distance, making this floor, giving relevance to the pavement, which gives a nice effect and a nice geometric graphics, with a good level of detail.
A colorful perfect very natural.
A bright image with optimum clarity.
Good job. I like it
Enjoy a good weekend.
Graal (100108) 2014-07-11 8:52
amazing pattern, fine composition and shot from low POV. Also I like the symmetry. Well done photo and presentation this place.
Have a nice WE.
worldcitizen (7616) 2014-07-11 9:34
Great POV with excellent depth! I also like to play with these kinds of compositions, and you found the perfect combination of floor design and architecture to do it with. It does seem like an incredibly long walk, but I'm sure you did it without any trouble. :-) It's also nice that you added a bit of color with the items being sold on the right side of the frame.
eldancer1 (32033) 2014-07-11 10:12
I think they should have electric carts or Segway for lazy tourist like me who hates to walk. I like your pov showing the intricate design of the road. Good lighting and sharp details. Well done, tfs.
Didi (59066) 2014-07-11 15:38
Magnifique profondeur d'image qui guide le regard vers le mausolée du dictateur
Une image de très bonne qualité
serp2000 (42060) 2014-07-12 13:27
Thumbs up! Fantastic pattern, Excellent choice of the point of view! I like this composition and perfect quality! My congratulations!
SWEETFREEDOM (23488) 2014-07-13 0:10
interessante il p.o.v. con l'elaborata pavimentazione in primo piano. ottima profondita' di campo.
elenimavrandoni (14209) 2014-07-13 8:48
Luciano, a great point of view and a magnificent note!!! a great place to visit in Tunisia, a country that I have best memories from there!! the cobblestone work is amazing and admirable!!
thanks for sharing!!
mkamionka (32469) 2014-07-13 10:09
very original presentation of the mausoleum. I like very much the widely taken pavement with the repeated motif. It well leads the eye to the great structure in the very centre. Nice geometry, very creative,
cornejo (35791) 2014-07-13 11:33
Ciao Luciano, di nuovo qui dopo una breve vacanza. Ottima fotografia di questa bella e interessante la composizione, molto ben composta e catturato questa immagine bellissima con nitidezza, profondità, luce, colore e qualità. Lavoro eccellente e interessante ben fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione.
Buona sera e felice inizio di settimana.
I migliori auguri da sud della Spagna.
Waylim (25368) 2014-07-13 18:47
Absolutely a very compelling image, while the churches is the important part of the subject but the low POV focusing on the stone floor with fish scale patter leading our vision into the church is just really fascinating and make it more unique than just the image of the church. It has so much depth. The lack of people and tourist give a more peaceful and quiet mood, I'm sure it would be so much going on other time of the day.
omid266 (6700) 2014-07-13 22:19
Dear my friend,
A very very spectacular shot with excellent , eye-catcher POV leads to the mausoleum,
very well taken and Thanks!
** Best Happy wishes , Happy times,
Saluti e Dio sia con Te Amico,
** PACE, **
jemaflor (89385) 2014-07-14 23:25
Bonne idée de cadrage avec cet avant plan et ce bel effet de profondeur d'image avec la mosquee en fond.
ChrisJ (104209) 2014-07-15 3:23
Love the repetitive patterns in the tiled piazza leading towards the distant mosque perfectly positioned over the vanishing point in the distance. Good sharpness and nice use of diminishing linear perspective with the 2 rows of street lamps either side. Tfs!
photographer_sg (4410) 2014-07-15 12:33
Another great composition with an original pov. The symmetrical framing and the repeated patterns of the walkway makes the distant mausoleum a perfect focal point. Excellent framing and composition.
Thanks for sharing and have a great day.
mvdisco (17784) 2014-07-15 13:39
Bonsoir Luciano, Ciao,,
Jolie perpective et composition de ce mausolé,
Une prise de vue exceptionnelle et bien présenté,
Quel travail d'architecture dans ce chemin. WoW!
tous mes complimenti...
ahmet54 (3113) 2014-07-16 12:30
I like the composition with the low POV. The road paved with that fish scale pattern leding to the mausoleum. It must be a strange feeling to built one's own burial place like a pharao.
NorthernLight (2383) 2014-07-19 14:05
this picture is very well done. You were using clever the structures of the plates to to get a large deep into the picture.
Beautiful colors, crisp sharpness and a very interesting place - really very well done!
Friendly greetings from Northern Europe
mcmtanyel (16625) 2014-07-22 21:12
Those patterns on the walkway are the eye-catching feature of this photo. Once one sees the full size photo, one gets to appreciate the perspective and the beauty of the mausoleum at the end of the walkway. Well seen and rendered.
PS. I think the seeming tilt on the photo you critiqued is due to lens distortion, I added a WS photo to it to explain.
fritzi007 (8685) 2014-07-23 7:10
beautiful cobblestone pattern, very good photo work, very good perspective, very good comment, and I was there too!
- Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) (82512)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-03
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
- Exposure: f/2.8, 1/500 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-08 11:20