Details of the facade of the Grand Mosque in Korba, a significant image to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the month of prayer and fasting of the Muslim people.
Korba, ancient Curubis, is a town in Tunisia on the eastern shore of the Cap Bon. It was the place of exile of the Carthaginian bishop Cyprian in the year leading up to his martyrdom. Modern Korba is in the Nabeul Governorate and had a population of 34,807 in 2004.
Ancient geographers and itineraries mention the town Curubis on the African coast between Clupea (modern Kelibia) and Neapolis (modern Nabeul).
The earliest historical record is an inscription from the time of the Roman civil war, which records that the Pompeian generals P. Attius Varus and C. Considius Longus fortified the town in 46 BC.In the years after the civil war the town was made a Roman colony, colonia Iulia Curubis (Pliny the Elder refers to it as libera, "free"), perhaps as part of Julius Caesar's attempt to rid his army of older soldiers and at the same time hold Africa against Pompeian forces.In the year AD 257, the Carthaginian bishop Cyprian was exiled there; his biographer Pontius, who accompanied him into exile, praises the place: "provisum esse divinitus … apricum et conpetentem locum, hospitium pro voluntate secretum et quidquid apponi eis ante promissum est, qui regnum et iustitiam dei quaerunt." ("by god's favour a sunny and appropriate place was provided, a refuge secluded as he wished, and whatever was previously promised to be set before those who seek the kingdom and justice of god").
By the year 411, Curubis, like many African towns, had its own bishop (mentioned in the proceedings of the Council of Carthage of that year). A bishop of Curubis is mentioned again in the Notitia provinciarum et civitatium Africae in the year 484, among the bishops exiled to Corsica for refusing to swear allegiance to the Vandal king Hilderic,and again in the proceedings of the Council of Carthage of the year 525.
The town had its own theatre. An inscription of the late 2nd century honours the citizen who had created it. Remains of an aqueduct survived to modern times; and the contribution to a mosaic in Ostia by shipowners of Curubis suggest that the town also possessed a port, which has not survived.
A recent account of the life in Korba may be found in Mounira Khemir's narrative "Un coin du carré bleu"
IL RAMADAN E' FINITO
Dettagli della facciata della Grande Moschea di Korba,una immagine significativa per celebrare la fine del Ramadan,il mese di preghiera e digiuno del popolo musulmano.
Korba (arabo: قربة) è una città costiera della Tunisia sita nei pressi di Capo Bon e appartenente al governatorato di Nabeul. La città conta 34.807 abitanti nel 2004 ed è un importante centro turistico della regione assieme alle vicine Nabeul e Hammamet.
Korba corrisponde all'antica città romana di Curubis.
Nel 1931 vi fu costruito il primo ponte ad arco della Tunisia.
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jacquest (18671) 2013-08-08 16:41
An image with graphism under a good ligh with sharp details. I like the tigh framing on the two parts view in a good symetrical composition.
nikkitta (14852) 2013-08-08 16:49
Beautiful, plenty of graphism , the sun helps to create more contrast with the ply of shadows
Creative frame also
Well done, congrats
worldcitizen (6983) 2013-08-08 17:10
I like this simple composition. The artistic details are beautiful. The arch and its shadow are lovely, and the colors are strong. The rest of this mosque must also be wonderful to look at and admire.
daddo (24247) 2013-08-08 17:21
Ciao Luciano.The intricate patterns remind me of my trip to Morocco. Beautiful details everywhere one looks.And of course the bright light accentuates the colours. Nice composition which showcases the various skills of the artisans. Best wishes. Klaudio.
emka (78958) 2013-08-08 17:27
very nice detail of Arabic craftsmanship and masterfully shown. Excellent crop and sharpness. lovely shot.
Regards from hot Warsaw MAlgo
Sonata11 (33251) 2013-08-08 20:18
very beautiful composition of architecture with an amazingly beautiful details. Awesome !!! I love it.
All the best,
macjake (56590) 2013-08-08 22:47
So have you tried counting up all the tiny squares!!?? Haha
Its a very effective compo, i think it would have been more boring if you photographed it full on with the entire door, i like the cut and crop.
Of course the lighting and bright colors are special too. Fine dedication photo!!
jjcordier (76364) 2013-08-08 22:56
Belle façon de célébrer la fin du ramadan! Une superbe photo, magnifiquement cadrée, montrant toute la finesse de la décoration architecturale de cette mosquée de Korba.
carlo62 (32839) 2013-08-09 0:58
le tue geometrie sono sempre millimetriche e di grande effetto.
Ottima scelta per ricordare questo giorno così importante per una popolazione molto numerosa con cui oggi conviviamo.
mirosu (13844) 2013-08-09 1:41
Superb mosque detail photo in perfect light. The colors and all details are excellent the light and shadow game perfect. Excellent contribution to Hari Raya (Ramadan End) holidays. Saluti Miro
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-08-09 2:18
just love the scene!Minimalism can be so captivating.All these patterns and play of light&shades create here stunning graphics of the image.
Also the way you composed and close-up this part of the Mosque contribute to so excellent outcome of your work.
Cool shot my friend!
Have a nice weekend
snunney (83801) 2013-08-09 2:35
Superb capture of this intricate decorative architecture. The framing is very good indeed. Exceptional colour and detail.
jmdias (55451) 2013-08-09 2:49
I liked this vertical format but I would cut off the lower part concentrating attention in the upper side with better use of the shapes of the shadow. anyway a nice sample of local architecture.
timecapturer (48778) 2013-08-09 3:15
simple and yet complex! I love the curve and shadow in this observational masterpiece. The crop is perfect and the effect beautifully artistic and compelling. Superb!
Have a great weekend - Brian.
mjw364 (7462) 2013-08-09 4:20
Great patterned texture with graphical shapes and lines that can only be Islamic in origin. Nice use of light and shade too.
Sergiom (60106) 2013-08-09 4:53
J'aime beaucoup ce plan serré très net sur une des portes monumentales de l'endroit. C'est artistique, graphique et original.
Kugart (1778) 2013-08-09 7:38
A very simple yet effective composition. You have to see it before you can shoot it and you have certainly done this here. Bravo.
Indrasish (2853) 2013-08-09 7:57
Great shot by you.. Like the composition and the pattern.. Nice colors and superb image quality too.. Very well done.. Excellent artwork.. thanks for sharing this one.. an informative note too..
good night and wish you all the best..
Nicou (122040) 2013-08-09 9:01
fantastique image et captage quel cadrage quel effet de tons et contraste sueprbe captage et image.
Bravo et amitié
Silvio1953 (122269) 2013-08-09 9:02
Ciao Luciano, favolosa nitidezza, gran bel dettaglio di un fantastico ricamo, bravo, buon week end, ci vediamo tra due settimane, ciao Silvio
pajaran (52086) 2013-08-09 9:29
Dobar dan, popodne.
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst, sa datim podacima ...
Lep pogled na fasadu dzamije ...
Dobar rad, lepo pokazani detalji na fasadi.
Lepo popodne i sve najbolje za vikend.
Good afternoon, this afternoon.
Very interesting and good text with the given data ...
Nice view of the facade of the mosque ...
Good work, nice details shown on the facade.
Nice afternoon and all the best for the weekend.
bayno (18342) 2013-08-09 10:05
Ciao Luciano una minimal ma con miriadi di dettagli, la luce era ottima...o forse perfettamente gestita....millimetrico il taglio e uno sharp tagliente....veramente belli i fregi...e i colori...
Noel_Byrne (24277) 2013-08-09 10:39
Beautiful detail here, its a mesmerizing pattern and almost an optical illusion. Your crop and composition on this is absolutely perfect. I love the shadow effect.
All the best
cornejo (31528) 2013-08-09 10:44
Ciao Luciano, fotografia eccellente di questa bella composizione, perfettamente catturata in questa bella foto con molto buona nitidezza, bel colore e la luce. Un lavoro eccellente e bella perfettamente fatto, complimenti amico mio. Grazie per la condivisione di questo interessante lavoro.
Buon pomeriggio e buon fine settimana.
I migliori auguri dal sud della Spagna.
grebe1 (384) 2013-08-09 21:07
Great exposure, lighting and composition. Love to be able to see tis is person.
Keep on clicking.
jcpix (13658) 2013-08-10 8:38
Simple and artistic creation here, I really like how you've put this arrangement together. Focusing on the smaller detailed design, but also utilizing the larger arch for added effect. Beautiful colors and light make this a treat to view. Great detail and clarity. Bellissimo! :) Hope you're having a pleasant weekend.
Urs (14082) 2013-08-10 8:50
What beautiful pattern these tiles have! The focus is razor sharp on it, the colour tones are vibrant and the out of the centre POV is impressive. Well done
Gigidusud (15887) 2013-08-10 13:31
Superbe cadrage sur cette belle architecture avec de beaux détails et une splendide lumière. Bonne idée!
Bonne fin de semaine,
siudzi (33609) 2013-08-10 23:42
Wow! What a fantastic close-up of this unique and charming architecture! In my opinion, it's a perfect shot! Excellent combination of details, patterns and brilliant combination. Very well done.
kasianowak (6463) 2013-08-11 0:05
Beautiful image with eye-catching graphic composition, lovely light and colours.
Have a nice Sunday
ourania (31073) 2013-08-11 7:47
hai gestito il soggetto, la tua composizione e la luce ammirevolmente ed hai catturato e presentato il fascino dell' archittettura e dei bellissimi motivi decorativi in modo minimalista, grafico, effettivo ed affascinante. Ogni motivo e' ben distinto e chiarissimo anche nell' ombra. La luce calda ha un impatto magnifico sulle tonalita' maestose. Complimenti e grazie!
Tanti saluti e buona serata,
jemaflor (84733) 2013-08-11 9:47
Superbe décoration avec ces motifs, netteté impeccable, la lumière est parfaite et on idée de cadrage originale et réussie.
elenimavrandoni (14249) 2013-08-11 13:10
Luciano, a fabulous note accompanying a marvelous picture! I am very fond of Tunisia and its people, good friends there a very beautiful country and a magnificent image!
all the best
Fis2 (85541) 2013-08-11 13:10
a very curious details.
I like POV and composition.
mesutilgim (84368) 2013-08-11 13:17
Very nice capture from Korba with perfcet layout and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
limielski (0) 2013-08-11 15:37
This photo attracts my attention because of geometrical motif. Wonderful composition. You have perfect and your own style. You can make something from nothing :-). I mean You can note things, shapes ...e.t.c hiden for other people.
This photo is full of simplify but simultaneously full of artistry!
Angshu (55669) 2013-08-12 21:18
Wonderful image of the fine workmanships, with the fine sculptures of the arch framing the marvellously detailed blue tiles. Well done with the framing...the shadow plays an important part in this picture! Fine work!
delpeoples (53009) 2013-08-16 6:47
Adoro queste genere di foto. Bellissimi i mosaic, i coori, la nitidezza e contrasto. Il taglio stretto e close up insieme fanno una composizione intrigante ed artistica. Il cornice bianco complete l'opus perfettemente.
Complimentoni e buon venerdi
cjmm (4479) 2013-08-20 11:57
Your composition produced a very elegant image.
The mosaics, shadow and volume added by the column and arch harmonize in a fantastic way.
Very well done, bravo!
kato (11630) 2013-08-22 17:01
You're capturing well this object by a good composition and excellent tone/clarity, so it's interesting and impressive to see the graphical facade in Mosque's outer wall and pillar. It seems to a repetition of the beautiful pattern which is the feature of Islamic construction. It's good at the color contrast between gold and blue. And, a middle shadow draws out a good effect in this image.
adidas5nb (5399) 2013-08-24 22:42
what a beautifully artistic and creative thought and shot.love the colors the designs the shapes the shadow play.beautiful.
ikeharel (57232) 2013-09-08 1:10
An excelent clear photo on the carved decorated wall and arch.
The motif is typical for the north-African countries, influenced over Spain and Portugal in a diff. versions.
Fine light enhanced the elements on.
tatadalou (6083) 2013-09-17 15:37
La luce molto forte ed il inquadramento stretto formano un bel insieme che mi piace molto.
La luce forte e formare un inquadramento set grafico molto stretto che mi piace molto. Arabeschi scolpite nella pietra emergono particolarmente bene.
Les arabesques ciselées dans la pierre ressortent particulièrement bien.
- Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) (76936)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-07-07
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Sony DSC HX200v
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1000 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-08 16:20