Hi TE friends. For a short period of time, last week I was very busy. However, at the weekend, I had the opportunity to visit Chania city in Crete. So, I took some pictures and I would like to share them with you, during the following days.
Here we can see the old harbour with the famοus Kioutsouk Hassan Mosque.
The mosque of Kioutsouk Hassan or Giali Tzamissi
It is the only mosque preserved in the city and dates back to the second half of the 17th century. It was erected in honour of Kioutsouk Hassan, the first garrison commander of Chania and after a research conducted by the 13th Ephorate of Byzantine Antiquities, it has been discovered that there used to be a one-roomed temple in its current position. The mosque is a cubic-shaped building covered by a large hemispherical dome without a spandrel supported by four elaborate stone arches. At its western and northern part, it is surrounded by an arcade roofed by six small domes without a spandrel.
Initially the arcade was unroofed, as it was usually the case in mosques. Around 1880, the arcade was covered, while arch-shaped openings were added giving to it a strong neoclassical style. The temple Kioutsouk (small) Hassan or Giali Tzamissi (seaside mosque), as it was commonly called, a brilliant sample of Islamic art of the Renaissance was a work of an Armenian architect, who had constructed another similar mosque in 'Spaniako', a village in the county of 'Selino'. The mosque, in the yard of which there were palm trees and graves of pashas and janissaries, stopped operating in 1923 and today it is restored without the small and picturesque minaret demolished in 1920 (according to other sources in 1939). It has been occasionally used as an Archaeological Museum of Chania, a storehouse, a museum of folklore art, an Information Office of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), while recently it has been used as an event and exhibition hall. Info
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I hope you like. Enjoy!
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PJE (20758) 2006-10-03 0:54
Excellent night scene Ioannis. Seems like a very interesting place to visit indeed. I love the reflection in this photo. It really makes this scene look great!
Cretense (68687) 2006-10-03 5:18
Γειά σου Γιάννη!
Εξαιρετική νυχτερινή φωτογραφία από την αγαπημένη μου πόλη. Πολύ ωραία σύνθεση. Εξαιρετικός ο τρόπος που διαχειρίστηκες το φώς, τόσο όσον αφορά την έκθεση, όσο και την "εξισορρόπιση λευκού (WB)". Πολύ κατατοπιστικό το σημείωμα. Συγχαρητήρια!
Xalkida (11744) 2006-10-03 6:35
Ωραία η νυχτερινή σου λήψη με φροντισμένο τον φωτισμό ωστόσο πρέπει να προσέξεις τον ορίζοντα γιατί νιώθω ότι γέρνει προς τ' αριστερά!
evanrizo (456) 2006-10-03 14:48
Γειά σου Ιωάννη.
Μια δύσκολη φωτιστικά φωτογραφία την κατάφερες καλά. Έχω γυρίσει όλη σχεδόν την Κρήτη, μόνο τα Χανιά δεν επισκέφτηκα ακόμα.Εδώ μ'αρέσει και το καδράρισμα.
CRATEOS (7278) 2006-10-03 16:30
fantazome tin foto ayti megaliteri..isos giati to skotadi kalipti entexna ton perivalonta xoro...ke ta fota tis polis liga gia to evros tis foto..oso gia to antikimeno to thema diladi erxete mikrotero tis spoudeotitas pou theoroyme edo..oi antanaklasis katagrafikan exeretika ke dinamonoyn tin foto..ke ta idi katagegramena stixia toy xoroy exeretika kathara ke me mageutiko fotismo poli petiximeno...sagineytika tha elega..eine mia panemorfi fotografia pou to megethos isos tin adiki...xeretizo epenontas ton filtato Ioanni..!! Nikiforos
Graal (96799) 2006-10-04 2:49
beautiful view at night, pleasant reflections, nice architecture of mosque. Good job. I like it.
jhm (138244) 2006-10-04 7:50
Excellent night scene with a splendid light and composition, I look to your WS I find the WS very lovely through the colours of CS 2, very well done, interesting note too! Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Belgium,
- Copyright: Yiannis Logiotatidis (logios) (1903)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-09-29
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D200, 18-70 AF-S DX 3.5 - 4.5 Nikkor, CF SanDisk III 1GB, Hoya 67mm HMC UV(0)
- Exposure: f/4, 4 seconds
- Details: Tripod: Yes
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Greece, Chania - Grete, Mosques Around The World (IV) (Europe) [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-10-02 13:25