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Chehel Sotoun (also Chihil Sutun or Chehel Sotoon; Persian: چهل ستون, literally: “Forty Columns”) is a pavilion in the middle of a park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah Abbas II to be used for his entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.
The name, meaning "Forty Columns" in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty.
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PaulVDV (23041) 2014-06-01 6:10
WOW! What a magnificent pavilion!
Fantastic architecture. Wonderful design and such a beautiful warm colours.
Best regards, Paul
dale54 (6673) 2014-06-01 7:04
saber hello...wow,this is amazing...outstanding work..lovely scene and color! love it. dale
photoray (12797) 2014-06-01 7:56
Excellent interior view of the Chehel Soloun, a very colorful and artistic blend of Moorish and modern.
And every inch covered in artworks, combining geometric patterns with Nature's - very impressive.
Thanks for sharing,
Fis2 (87427) 2014-06-01 8:40
I like frame and colors.
I like it.
gildasjan (41830) 2014-06-01 10:08
Le rendu de la lumière crée une bonne harmonie de couleurs entre les couleurs orangée de la voute et les teintes plus froides au sol.Une image bien composée dans ce format
lousat (79165) 2014-06-01 10:58
Hi Saber,this interior is absolutely fantastic.I never seen something like that before,what a rich decorations and what a lot of colors,truly a great spectacle,caught in the best exposure and with fine detail everywhere.Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano
worldcitizen (7209) 2014-06-01 14:47
This pavilion is beautiful. I really like the colors and patterns. The artwork is also lovely. You handled the lighting in this impressive site very well.
rychem (25216) 2014-06-01 20:46
Excellent interior shot, perfect light management, amazing details of wall decorationm great photo
SnapRJW (31617) 2014-06-02 2:44
Hello Saber - The decoration in the pavilion is sumptuous and regal. It's interesting to see the similarities between the Islamic designs akin to those one would see in a Mosque but with the addition of figurative painting which one wouldn't.
Attractive warm palette and well managed interior shot.
Silvio1953 (125725) 2014-06-02 12:35
Ciao Saber, great view of fantastic interior, excellent perspective, splendid light and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
COSTANTINO (57307) 2014-06-03 6:21
Hello dear friend
excellent interior view perfectly
decorated and illuminated
I liked the explanation of
your usefl notes about the name
which was inspired by the twenty
slender wooden columns supporting
the entrance pavillon
have a nice time
Sonata11 (33298) 2014-06-03 7:02
Hello Saber, Wow! impressive interior. wonderful composition with amazingly beautiful execution. Colors, sharpness, clarity of details are fantastic. I love it. Best regards, Barbara
Nicou (125220) 2014-06-04 9:22
Fantastique iamge quelle compo quelle décorations tout en or sueprbe iamge et captage quelle vue et ces personnage ces dessin fin c'est merveilleux.
bravo et amitié
Romano46 (18466) 2014-06-04 10:06
pur avendo visitato la città di Esfahan che, a mio parere, è una delle più belle città del mondo, non ho avuto l'opportunità di vedere questo edificio che ora ho modo di ammirare grazie alla tua bella fotografia.
Un edificio splendido nel caratteristico stile molto diffuso nella città ricco di splendide decorazioni e dai colori altrettanto splendidi.
Una bella fotografia dal grande formato che valorizza ulteriormente la bella architettura.
Molto buoni colori e composizione.
Ciao e buona serata
emka (81954) 2014-06-04 14:39
Hello Saber, Splendid this interior. I like the symmetry, colours amd sharpness. Excellent presentation pf Persian architecture. Interesting view of the people inside the palace.
WArm regrads MAlgo
Sergiom (63002) 2014-06-05 5:48
En entrant dans cet endroit, il est impossible de ne pas regarder vers le plafond. Je crois bien n'en avoir jamais vu un d'aussi coloré et lumineux. J'aime beaucoup la symétrie de l'ensemble.
eldancer1 (29495) 2014-06-05 6:32
Wow! Love the ceiling and its colors! Good pov and dof with nice details. Nice to have the people for scale. Well done, tfs.
Parandoush (58) 2014-06-09 13:20
Congratulations to you for golden shoot.
you have record a exceptional location.
omid266 (5906) 2014-06-10 21:52
Salam dear Saber,
Congratulations for this excellent shot,
excellent POV, fine wonderful colours,
All the BEST and Thanks!
2014 FIFA World Cup *** for PEACE and Unity , ****
PiotrF (10082) 2014-06-12 11:44
This is magnificent pavilion, wonderful architecture. I really like the colors and interesting patterns. Very well captured and nicely composed shot with many interesting details.
delpeoples (53667) 2014-06-13 20:38
Hello dear Saber
Oooh such wonderful colours and excellent light management. The reflections, especially the golden reflections, on the floor are magnificent. Excellent work.
siudzi (34113) 2014-06-14 3:04
What an impressive interior shot you have taken! The design of this building is absolutely amazing with these intensive tones and fantastic wall paintings around. Amazing one! Many thanks for sharing with us:)
Have a nice weekend!
claudeD (33990) 2014-06-15 11:37
Wonderful interior architecture picture from Iran showing this amazing pavillon. Very good light managment and perfect sharpness.TFS.
With regads from Luembourg
jcpix (13716) 2014-06-30 19:58
I didn't make it very far through your gallery before this one grabbed my attention. :) What an enticing display of architecture and colors. Good idea to include the people which add a sense of scale, and the balanced composition enhances the entire visual Beautiful light and detail, this turned out extremely well. Enjoy the new day. All the best.
clic (15436) 2014-07-06 8:19
Thanks to you, the artist, for the outstanding depiction inside this room of the Forty Columns; People help scaling those gigantic proportions and most-attractive is the rigorous cropping adorned of a beautiful mix of warm and cold colors
A piece of art museum!
ourania (33565) 2014-07-06 11:47
the architecture and decoration of this interior are enchanting and you are offering us a great opportunity to study them. A solid, deep and symmetrical composition in which magnificent patterns deploy upwards. You ensured excellent clarity and attractive colours all over. The lower part is clear, comprehensible and interesting, making us feel like we're sharing the visual experience with the other visitors. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a great evening,
aliabazari (15997) 2014-07-08 23:40
Hello dear Saber
A beautiful view records. Exposure well performed. Thanks for sharing this nice picture
vjmite (3988) 2014-07-16 4:07
This photo shows well the magnificence of this room, especially when seen at full size. The sharpness and colors are great. The details of the decoration are captured perfectly.
drweizy (528) 2014-07-29 1:18
so beauti architec, thank you for sharing
npecanhuk (67520) 2014-08-06 19:29
Those are other wonderful details and another very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, chosen pov and composition are all excellent photo qualities that I truly enjoy!
TFS - congrats,
- Copyright: saber monajati (sabermonajati) (9737)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-25
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D700 fx, Nikkor 24-70 AF-S 2.8G ED, Hama UV 77mm (xxv)
- Exposure: f/3.5, 1/60 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-01 5:39