After crossing Ossetian-Ingush border I was stopped at the check-point on the very top of Terskiy Range near the Vosnesenskaya Village for severe inspection of my bike, luggage and passport. When the policemen make sure that I have no extremist literature, they offered me a cup of tea and let me go.
After a steep descent from the range I approached to the crossroad where my road Mozdok – Vladikavkaz was crossed with the road Malgobek – Grozniy. There was a new village, which had not be plotted in my old map. This was Zyazikov-Yurt, apparently named after Murat Zyazikov, ex-president of Ingushetia, who did a lot for refugees from Chechnya. I believe this village is a former refugee camp.
In the picture you see the mosque of Zyazikov-Yurt Village in Malgobek’s Rayon of the Republic of Ingushetiya.
GPS coordinates: 43.48210 Lat, 44.77108 Long, 325 m
This is the first shot from Ingushetiya on TrekEarth
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pajaran (61130) 2011-08-03 7:50
Vrlo interesantan i dobar tekst ...
Lepa dzamija moderne arhitekture sa lepim minaretom i kupolama, dobar prikaz lepim bojama i fotografijom.
Dobar ugao snimka, ostrina i kontrast kojim ste pokazali lepotu arhitekture.
Imajte lepo podne.
Good morning-afternoon ..
Very interesting and good text ...
Beautiful modern architecture of mosques with beautiful domes and a minaret, a good display of colors and beautiful photography.
Good angle shot, sharpness and contrast what you have shown the beauty of architecture.
Have a nice afternoon.
All the best.
orme (7219) 2011-08-03 8:27
Your photo has captured the beautiful architecture of this mosque, and its rich colours, with excellent clarity. Interesting note.
holmertz (53424) 2011-08-03 8:44
An excellent picture of the modern mosque and an interesting note. The brown walls and the golden domes are attractively matched by the tree and the grass. The minaret and dome have a perfect background in the lightly cloded sky.
dta (78544) 2011-08-03 9:31
Hello Sergiy ,
You've chosen this almost square format to frame perfectly this beautiful modern mosque .
Well done .
GREGG (7888) 2011-08-03 10:35
Very interesting architecture of the mosque with a high tower. The red walls, gold cupola
well presented in your scene!
lakshmip1949 (19081) 2011-08-03 12:13
A very impressive shot. I like the bright orange red color of the mosque with golden dome. The tall tower with windows looks like reaching the sky. It has beautiful architectural details. Lovely metal fence around it. Informative text to go with it. Well composed with sharpness and colors.
fritzi007 (10819) 2011-08-03 12:55
Your bicycle journey is really very adventurous.
Your photo is really well-you!
vasilpro (41317) 2011-08-03 13:13
Wonderful composition, beautiful Mosque with interesting architecture, excellent POV, lovely light and colors, TFS!
Warm regards, Vasilis.
dip (23888) 2011-08-03 13:54
wonderful composition,excellent framing,great clarity and sharpness,well done!
paololg (31448) 2011-08-03 14:03
Ciao dear Sergiy,
you are the best photographer of the Orthodox Churches, but here you prove to be also an excellent photographer of Mosques! Simply perfect! Thank you for this interesting reportage from Ingushetiya, a land not very well known in western Europe, but certainly suggestive and interesting. I will be happy to see your next images of your trip. Congratulations!
ciao, have a nice day!
kordinator (20521) 2011-08-03 15:02
I did not see many mosques in life because they live in a predominantly Orthodox Serbia.
But this is a beautiful architektura.
Fin text follows the work.
Image quality and composition are perfect.
Best regards my friend
Sonata11 (33863) 2011-08-03 20:39
a very beautiful picture of the Mosque with beautiful architecture. This is a very impressive with excellent contrast, sharpness, super clarity, perfect POV, super tone of colors, great management of light and colors in this photo. Perfectly excecuted image. Excellent job!!!!!
All the best,
mkamionka (37147) 2011-08-04 1:46
very charming mosque. I like the original colors.
Very nice postcard-like presentation. I created a theme "modern mosques in Europe" but honestly speaking I was not sure if this place is in Europe or not as the border with Asia is probably very close and I am not sure how does it exactly go.
Congratulations on presenting a completely new place here. I know the feeling, there is something incredible about it.
Very well done,
rodgerg (55767) 2011-08-04 2:03
Interesting note for this excellent shot with POV and framing well selcetd which give a very well balanced composition. structur and details of the architectur well presented.
shevchenko (20548) 2011-08-04 4:28
What a beautiful local mosque, it is just attractive painted in orange color and completed with golden dome, tidy shot to show it, interesting composition, distinct image, good shoot.
stny (18) 2011-08-04 5:33
the refugee camp and the beautiful mosque ?
Many thanks for your sharing
adramad (45988) 2011-08-04 9:21
An excellent composition with the image of the new mosque, draws attention to its high minaret that you captured in a perfectly vertical, the attractive color of the building with the brick red and gold of the domes contrasts with the soft color of the sky.
An image with lots of harmony, with the added value of the little known of these republics and thanks to you know something.
Good sharpness and optimum brightness.
Have a nice evening.
macjake (68420) 2011-08-04 9:23
its great that you have put this Ingushetiya on the map of TE! :)
i'm sure they're proud :)
interesting story about how you were treated at the border inspection! that adds so much to the photo, as it creates an ever lasting memory.
shown in the Russian style, the mosque has alot of history, despite its new age.
interesting too, that this may have been an old refugee camp.
abmdsudi (54513) 2011-08-04 20:39
Good choice of pov and very well composed, a beautiful mosque with interesting architecture, lovely colors,
excellent light management, very good clarity, sharpness and contrast.
The golden dome is the most attractive element that makes this image. Great work, congrats
siamesa (28121) 2011-08-05 2:01
Bom dia Sergiy
Magnificent this high tower of the mosque. The golden domes are very nice making an attractive contrast with the color of the mosque.
nikkitta (17066) 2011-08-09 17:00
How I miss this very beautiful photo? I like mosques and this is very nice with great orange color and the golden domes
Like the interesting note
Hope you will continue your bike trip
Great to be the first to put a shot in TE
skippy007 (12510) 2011-08-17 4:17
Hello Sergiy, Interesting & informative note, a beautiful image, love the details & colour contrast. The police were very generous, interesting journey you have undertaken on your bicycle, my compliments.
yeln (11516) 2011-08-24 22:31
odlična kompozicija in fantastične barve!!!
jmdias (64898) 2011-11-12 16:23
very beautiful the colors of this mosque and the contrast of them with the place around, I can be wrong but I guess these brilliant domes are an influenc of the orthodox architecture..nice job.
sacimar (26235) 2011-11-30 10:22
this is an impressive building, I like the golden domes, they are eye-catching, the contrast with the cloudy sky is good, well done,
- Copyright: Sergiy Lushpenko (s_lush) (16134)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2011-06-14
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: SONY DSC-W200
- Exposure: f/8, 1/800 seconds
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- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: From Ukraine to Turkey by bike
- Date Submitted: 2011-08-03 7:44
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