Here I show to you one part of the harem of tosh hovli palace at Khiva. As Abmdsudi wrote the blue tiles on the wall represent carpets with different patterns. These where the private rooms of the Khan where he lived with his wives. Each of his four wives had an own niche like the one you see on the picture.
Unfortunately when I was in Khiva the sky was without any colour and so it is only a gray area.
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abmdsudi (46914) 2012-07-17 21:53
Carpets of display!! Lovely shooting point of view from high level showing the general view of the harem court and the aywan and loggias belonging to the khan's concubines. The sheer number of dotted deep green Zoroastrian 'butterfliy' tiles used in decoration bordering the carpets, are really awesome making the carpets strikingly standout. You achieved excellent clarity despite the overcast day, very intricade and sharpness is second to none. Superb shot Roland and thanks for sharing this. Congarts.
- Copyright: Roland Parton (ahmet54) (3113)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-05-03
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Olympus C-765 UZ
- Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-07-17 11:54