‘Yerevan’s Blue Mosque’
I dedicate this picture to Malgo who will be leaving soon for Kutaisi, Georgia. One of the following days she will be in Yerevan, Armenia and I’m very sure that she will visit the Blue Mosque.
The picture shows only a part of the dome but I really liked its colourful tiles and the beautiful motifs.
From the Lonely Planet guide:
The mosque was built in 1765 by the Persian Governor Hussein Ali Khan as a place for Friday sermons and features a medrese (religious college) built around a garden courtyard, a 24 m high minaret and a brightly tiled turquoise dome.
During the Soviet era it didn’t function as a mosque but it was a museum. After the independence of Armenia and with the support from the Iranian government, the Blue Mosque became again an Islamic prayer house.
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emka (73761) 2014-03-29 23:16
Thank you very much for this dedication, but first of all, thanks for all the advices you gave me for this coming trip. Fantastic composition. You chose beautiful detail from the dome decoration and presented in masterfully. I like how the lines meet in the corner and how the pale blue sky fitts the colours. Recently I do not use frames but here you completes so well the picture. I am always fascinated with inscriptions. Of course, I can't read what is written here but I notice that like in turkey there is somethings reflected.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
I am very curious what it will be your next destination.
i9l2y1m8a8t3 (4768) 2014-03-29 23:17
Nice close up on the details. A great feature on this blue mosque. The colors and the patterns are very attractive. Great focus on the details.
mohammad_H (8822) 2014-03-29 23:23
Beautiful Architecture of Iran, with blue tile work and beautiful colors, the right angle to capture the scene Attractive
Have a nice day
limielski (0) 2014-03-29 23:45
What beautiful picture you dedicate to our common friend. I like this blue colouring!
Yesterday, I visited Malgo. She has gone to Georgia Today :-).
All the best, Leszek
jemaflor (81352) 2014-03-29 23:50
très bien cadré ce dôme en gros plan, c'est idéalement présenté pour mettre en valeur cette décoration , jolies tonalités bleues.
dip (23528) 2014-03-30 1:17
the mosque seems really interesting,the close framing allows us to see the details of the building and the beautiful colors,
thanks for sharing,
ikeharel (53025) 2014-03-30 1:38
Good morning Paul,
Fine view upwards to thecorner of the mosque dome's, the different blue tiles and the orange color tiles in a superb close-up.
POV chosen a nice diagonal line of the impressive dome.
Have a nice Sunday,
jhm (135780) 2014-03-30 2:18
Dit mag ook wel eens, een meer gedetailleerd beeld van een moskee.
Ieder geloof en religie hebben hun eigen mooie tekeningen, het is duidelijk dat in alle landen en alle geloven kunstenaars zijn, bewijst deze foto.
Uw foto is mooi scherp en helder en de kleuren maken deze foto heel aantrekkelijk.
Goed foto werk opnieuw, goed gedaan, bedankt.
Prettige zondag, met dit schitterend weer, ik werk buiten op mijn laptop, in de zon.
Royaldevon (26815) 2014-03-30 2:49
I think it was a good decision to crop the dome and give us this close-up taster of its colours, patterns and materials. It does make a glorious composition.
I'm not sure that I would have bordered it with blue as this seems to sap some of the attention from the dome, however, I do realise that this is very much personal choice.
Have a great Sunday,
lousat (72855) 2014-03-30 2:53
Hi Paul,aboslutely beautiful this close up looking for the details of this mosque,the decoration are fantastics,what a design and what a colors,and your original perspective is the best way to discover that,i like it! Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano
marabu61 (7443) 2014-03-30 4:26
Interesting and beautiful detail of the gorgeous blue mosque in Yerevan. These tiles are simply amazing.
have a great sunday
Sergiom (55279) 2014-03-30 5:44
J'aime beaucoup cette composition. Le cadrage est parfait et nous laisse bien voir les détails et les couleurs de cette superbe sphère qui semble voler au dessus de toi.
taypejka (1457) 2014-03-30 9:18
Nice piece of the mosaic of the Blue Mosque and nicely framed.By the way I will meet with Malgo (Malgorzata)soon in Tbilisi(5 april) as first she will be visiting Armenia. How was your impression of Yerevan? I was there once for a few days in 2006 but somehow I did not fall in love with this city unlike Tbilisi. I liked more the southern part of Armenia (incl. Noravank, Tatev).
Schnappilic (9686) 2014-03-30 10:23
I like your architectural details from Blue Mosque of Yerevan. Good details and colors. Well done!
adramad (35625) 2014-03-30 12:20
Great detail of the dome of the mosque, which shows impeccably pretty motif design and splendid color range on the intense blue of it, I like the diagonal curve of it, also on a very clean sky .
An image to enjoy, good lighting and perfect sharpness.
Have a good start to the week.
holmertz (37663) 2014-03-30 12:57
This kind of close-up is often more impressive than a general view of a building. When we see the work done by ancient masters and craftsmen centuries ago we can really appreciate their skill and artistic talent. Sometimes close-ups can be revealing when showing that maintenance hasn't been the best, but this dome looks well cared for, and if the pieces are all original from the 18th century they have really kept their colours marvellously. I would imagine that there has been some restoration in recent decades.
Regarding the north-eastern Indian states they are entirely dominated by various ethnic minority groups more related to Tibetans and Burmese than to "mainland" Indians. They seem to have been willing "victims" of European and American Christian missionaries as a way of strengthening their identitities versus the Hindu and Muslim majorities. Most of them have also been fighting wars against the Indian government ever since independance. It's only in recent years that this area has become quite peaceful, making it possible for foreigners to go there. In most of them infrastructure is still very bad though.
carlo62 (28369) 2014-03-30 14:39
molto bella e molto colorata questa cupola, si unisce bene anche al cielo e alla tua cornice.
Una bella presentazione e un bel soggetto.
chrislo (4151) 2014-03-30 15:58
Toen ik de thumbnail zag, dacht ik dat je een heteluchtballon had gefotografeerd ! Prachtig detailfoto van deze kleurrijke koepel die je er fraai op hebt gezet. Je hebt er bijna een kunstwerk van gemaakt ! Het tegelwerk is bijzonder fraai met die oriëntaalse en florale motieven en met de mooie harmonie van felle kleuren. Valt weinig aan toe te voegen, Paul, een perfecte opname.
jjcordier (73704) 2014-03-30 22:26
Intéressant détail, très coloré, de cette mosquée bleue de Yerevan.
RhodieIke (11512) 2014-03-30 22:43
This Blue Mosque is fantastic, hard to believe it was built in 1765, it looks younger design than that era.
Splendid tiles and patterns.
Kamilutka (8095) 2014-03-31 1:32
nice close up which shows very well beautiful mosaic of the mosque dome. Great combination of the colors and perfect sharpness. I like this tight framing which focuses on the tiny details of this artwork.
Thanks for sharing and have a nice day
mirosu (12676) 2014-03-31 7:12
Excellent mosaic close-up photo with very nice colors, perfect light, very good clarity. The well-chosen tight crop eliminates all unwanted distractions.
Very well done.
Wish you a nice week.
ChrisJ (94836) 2014-03-31 13:04
A nice dedication to Malgo. Good warm cold color contrasts between the blue and orange. Good that Muslims in Armenia are free to worship again. Effective tight framing and I like the dome starting in the bottom left corner. Tfs!
nikkitta (13530) 2014-03-31 14:54
Quite agree with Chris, good when people is free to worship again
Like the way you presented the detail of the mosque, personal and well organiced, going up from the left
Subhogen (4065) 2014-03-31 22:17
Nice closeup shot of the beautiful blue dome of the mosque. Excellent mosaic work of contrasting colours. I like the spherical curve of the dome contrasting well with the pale blue sky. A well thought out and well executed image. Thanks for sharing.
claudeD (30817) 2014-04-01 1:49
very fine picture showing very interesting details of this Mosque and its colorful coupole.Excellent sharpness and clarity.Very good contribution to TE.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
Cricri (101805) 2014-04-01 11:25
Le cadrage serré permet d'apprécier les motifs dans ces meilleurs détails et couleurs, intéressante et belle réalisation
willperrett (6220) 2014-04-01 14:02
I love the graphic quality of this image: not just the design of the tiles themselves, but your choice of framing and composition which removes any extraneous visual information. Very strong!
pili51 (903) 2014-04-04 12:38
A photo of great visual impact, with a spectacular chromaticism and a nice geometric game.
Well seen and better realization.
Have a good week end,
fabbs99 (16079) 2014-04-06 13:15
Fabulous close up shot of the dome of the Yerevan’s Blue Mosque.Truly exclusive.Excellent pov and sharpness. Very well done ,TFS.
elenimavrandoni (14241) 2014-04-06 13:30
Paul, a very beautiful close up to the details of the Mosque..the colors are fascinating!!
COSTANTINO (51918) 2014-05-10 21:48
Hello dear friend
without this title nobody can understand
the kind of the shot perfect close up
showing this decorated piece of art
the colors and the patterns are very
attractive the domes decoration
is really magnificent
fritzi007 (3101) 2014-06-16 14:47
natürlich gefallen mir die blauen Fliesen und Motive sehr, auch die Bildqualität ist hoch!
SWEETFREEDOM (21742) 2014-08-30 0:20
interesting motif and very nice colors.