Taken from the entrance of the Kalon mosque. The 28mm lens was only wide enough to get this much of the frame. At the bottom would have been tacky carpet and souvenir sellers anyway. I enjoyed being probably one of a total of three foreign tourists in Uzbekistan at the time. The restored buildings are very photogenic, though they end up looking pretty much the same.
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bboss (3578) 2005-02-28 8:25
Beautiful shot, the mosque looks stunning, and the symmetry makes the composition really strong. Maybe its a bit of a cliche (you may imagine this on the front of Lonely planet uzbeckistan) but who cares -its great. Could be nice with the tacky carpet sellers as wel...
The fact that there were such few tourists must make it an interesting place to travel?
SAMION (2) 2005-02-28 16:38
Very nice shot - the engle is very well choosen. but I am wondering why the left part is less detailed.
amm . . . - Something todo with the sun maybe
jbweasle (9393) 2005-06-28 18:49
Hello Tan, Great colours and detail in the portal and domes. I like the framing by the archway - it makes up for an otherwise featureless sky. This is a good representation of Bukhara - one of my favourite cities. I have one post from here and I really should upload a few more.