Bukhara, more than 2500 year old city, is considered to be the holiest site in Central Asia and like other Silk Road towns it has a long history of invasions and conquest. Genghis Khan rampaged through here in the 13th century and Tamerlane followed a century later.
The ancient town boasted dozens of caravansaries and bazaars, 100 madrassahs (Islamic colleges), and 300 mosques. There are almost 1,000 places of historic interest and over 140 historic buildings protected Unesco. The dominant trademark colour is brown or mustard.
Picture of Mir-i-Arab madrassa built the 15th century, one of the famous historic buildings in Bukhara ancient town. Ibn Sina or Latinized Avicenna, one of the greatest scientists was born here in 989 AD.
General view of the facade and detail of the ornamentation
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rychem (24576) 2013-08-20 8:51
Beautiful architecture photo, very sharp and detailed, fantastic decoration on the walls, beautiful shapes of the oriental architecture
lousat (78427) 2013-08-20 8:57
A beautiful masterpiece from Bukara,really an open air museum whit its fantastic architechtures! Great choice of point of view to create this imposing perspective,and great exposure too in a difficult half-backlight to show is the best details and colors,i like it!! Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
yquem46 (38746) 2013-08-20 9:05
A beautiful shot of a superb architecture
have a nice evening, best regards
krzychu30 (15498) 2013-08-20 9:37
it´s not only symmetry what makes your image so spectacular.Even more I like the combination of lovely,soft light and so delightful colors.Also the slightly upward perspective appeals to me much as it makes we can feel the vastness of it.
First class quality and superb presentation!
cornejo (32722) 2013-08-20 10:03
Hello Abmdsudi, perfectly symmetrical very good picture of this beautiful and interesting facade of the mosque, beautifully captured in this beautiful image with good sharpness, light and color. Very good and interesting job well done, congratulations my friend. Thanks for sharing this interesting work.
Good night and happy week.
Warm greetings from southern Spain.
Noel_Byrne (25262) 2013-08-20 10:59
beautiful architecture adorned with wonderful Islamic art, and captured in such perfect symmetry! All these things combine to make me smile very broadly indeed. You handled what looks like very difficult light perfectly well and drew excellent detail on the façade out. There is a tremendous sense of scale to this image as well, the place feels huge! Thanks for sharing this historic place.
All the best
jemaflor (86054) 2013-08-20 11:37
Great architecture well framed from a good angle, interesting pov and post, exposure is perfect, good symmetry, tfs.
holmertz (42267) 2013-08-20 12:48
Another fabulous building, similar to some I have seen in Iran. The symmetry is really great, except that the sun shines from just one side :-). You created a spectacular composition with first class sharpness and management of the light. It does full justice to this gem of architecture.
Fis2 (86777) 2013-08-20 13:52
Witaj AbmdsudiCurious fragment.
Good frame and colors.
I like sharpness.
adidas5nb (5413) 2013-08-20 18:49
stunner of an architecture.and yes love the symmetry.great colors and pov is fantastic to bring out the symmetry.
jjcordier (76938) 2013-08-20 23:14
Très bonne photo de cette façade richement décorée. Très belle architecture.
pajaran (52972) 2013-08-20 23:30
Interesantan tekst o gradu, sa datim podacima i istorijom ...
Lepo pogled na dzamiju ...
Dobar trenutak snimka, kontrast, elepe boje.
Dobar rad, lepo pokazana fasada dzamije.
Imajte lep i uspesan dan, sve najbolje.
An interesting article about the city, with the given data and history ...
Nice view of the mosque ...
A good time recording, contrast, beautiful colors.
Good work, well demonstrated outside of the mosque.
Have a great and successful day, all the best.
danos (87891) 2013-08-21 1:43
nice the view as the presentation of this section of the facade of Mir-i-Arab madrassa in Bukhara,with the presented details to are superb.Excellent the framing as the good light management.
ourania (32789) 2013-08-21 2:22
a truly magnificent building, a unique work of art representing the wonders of Bukhara. The well considered symmetry of your composition and the upward point of view are most effective for an imposing presentation. The sigificative designs and colours of the decoration have been captured with great clarity and have a mesmerizing effect. I love the play of light on the domes and the mildness of the shade that allows us to enjoy the view so much. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
jhm (140619) 2013-08-21 3:36
A lovely symmetry picture but the decorative façade is wonderful, and two domes to both sides.
Sharpness and clarity are pleasant to look at.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (108037) 2013-08-21 5:57
Vraiment une très belle présentation de la mosquée riche en décorations, le cadrage d'une précision parfaite, belle lumière et couleurs, magnifique
Romano46 (18466) 2013-08-21 9:17
un titolo perfetto per una bella foto che rappresenta una città che raramente viene proposta in TE.
Eccellenti i colori, così come la definizione che permette di ammirare in tutta la loro bellezza i disegni delle maioliche.
Ciao e buona serata
mkamionka (30877) 2013-08-21 12:29
I like very much the colors used to decorate this beautiful architecture. Especially the turquoise domes of the towers. It seems so rich. Very unique style as well. Attractive symmetrical composition.
mcmtanyel (14229) 2013-08-21 14:01
A classic shot of a well-adorned building. This makes me want to see these places for myself. How is Üzbekistan for tourism?
adramad (38854) 2013-08-21 16:26
Certainly perfect symmetry of this beautiful image, superb facade of this mosque with these wonderful tiles, blue domes, are an ideal, the quality of the image allows us to recreate the many nice touches that shows the image.
Well done. I like.
Very good sharpness and brightness.
One good note, as usual, to make better the image.
Have a good night.
Didi (57492) 2013-08-22 9:17
Nice symetric view, very rich details
With a wider poistion it's possible to correct the lens perspective with ShiftN software
In my case I make a stitch of two horizontal pictures
kwekwekan (1078) 2013-08-24 18:30
Uzbekistan looks like a fascinating place to visit, especially to see its unique architecture. I like your approach to this famous structure very much. This close up shot gives the viewer a great appreciation of the intricate details of the façade. Beautiful colours and nice capture of the building's symmetry.
Thanks for sharing,
Silvio1953 (124609) 2013-08-26 6:23
Ciao Abmdsudi, great view of fantastic architecture, symmetry, fine details, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Angshu (56060) 2013-09-02 3:00
The details are simply fascinating! The blue mosaic work and the symmettrical view with the two domes on either side works beautifully! Fine neat picture, which is different from your usual posts but works well
- Copyright: abmdsudi abmdsudi (abmdsudi) (44262)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-12-17
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D70s, 18-70mm AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, ISO 200 RAW, Tokina 77mm Circular Polarizer
- Exposure: f/9.0, 1/125 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2013-08-20 8:46