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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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lousat (79203) 2014-06-17 4:29
Hi Saber,this architechture is truly magnificent,very well preserved and made with a special style and beautiful decoration.The choice of point of view is great,i like the reflections on the fountain and the magnificent detail everyhwere.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
daddo (24964) 2014-06-17 5:16
Salam Saber. A beautiful image from Esfahan.Lovely reflections and excellent exposure. I like the deep green of the trees that frame the pavilion. Regards. Klaudio.
jhm (141321) 2014-06-17 5:31
I can enjoy of the quiet of these picture.
Also a wonderful reflection in foreground, very nice architecture with the specially arches.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
Composition and presentation be superb.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
serp2000 (41016) 2014-06-17 5:53
My compliments! Excellent quality, perfect sharpness, good capture of the reflection. Well seen.
All the best wishes,
Fis2 (87453) 2014-06-17 6:17
Very impressive reflection.
Giustiniani (3426) 2014-06-17 6:17
belle composition et une belle lumière sur cette superbe architecture qui se reflète si joliment sur l'eau du bassin. Une belle capture.
Nicou (125250) 2014-06-17 7:31
Avec cette allée d'arbre quelle vue et iamge quelle architecture et dessin sur la façade sueprbe compo et vue avec les beaux reflets.
Bravo et amitié
PiotrF (10082) 2014-06-17 12:06
excellent shot of a very good perspective and great depth. It is well framed and the harsh light is well managed. Wonderful contrast picture with a nice reflections in water.
Excellent composition, colour and presentation be superb
Very well done
PaulVDV (23073) 2014-06-17 12:19
Very beautiful palace and a good reflection in the water of the fountain.
I really like your framing with the plants and the trees. This certainly adds to the peaceful atmosphere of the picture.
Best regards, Paul
Sonata11 (33298) 2014-06-17 19:39
Hello Saber, very beautiful composition of impressive architecture and reflection. Nicely done it and perfect light management with great colors, sharpness, clarity.
A pleasant composition.
Well done and have a great day, Barbara
claudeD (33998) 2014-06-19 4:33
very fine architecture picture showing much details and interesting reflections in the water. Very well done.TFS.
With regards from Luxembourg
jemaflor (86694) 2014-06-19 9:47
Good pov on this monument and perfect result with this water mirror, nice management for sharpness, tfs.
omid266 (5920) 2014-06-22 20:41
Congrats, very very nice view from beautiful Isfahan,
Well done and Thanks!
delpeoples (53697) 2014-06-23 5:03
A beautiful composition, wonderful mosaics in the mosque and superb reflections. The light is wonderful and I love the crisp, well-defined colours. Excellent shot, thanks for sharing.
Have a good day
Silvio1953 (125767) 2014-06-28 12:24
Ciao Saber, great view of fantastic builkding, fascinating reflections, fine details, excellent clarity, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, have a good week end, ciao Silvio
Graal (98698) 2014-07-01 2:53
very nice place and view here from Isfahan. I like the architecture, garden and reflections in water. Good presentation. Well done photo.
Have a nice day.
eldancer1 (29511) 2014-07-01 6:49
Beautiful! I like the architecture and nice catch of it on the reflecting pool. Good lighting and nice details. Well done, tfs.
COSTANTINO (57329) 2014-07-20 21:40
wonderful photo of Esfahan building with
dreamy artisic reflections divorsed
this photo into two parties
excellent quality perfect sharpness
wonderful contrast picture
have a nice time
aliabazari (15997) 2014-07-25 9:38
This shot is very nice. Focus and exposure so well done. Thanks for submitting this picture
Royaldevon (31347) 2014-08-03 10:43
You have thought this out very well.
The symmetrical composition emphasises the regularity, in design, of the building. You have given us splendid, sharp details so that we can appreciate the decoration.
I just love the reflection!
It's like having the building in duplicate!
My warm regards,
npecanhuk (67530) 2014-08-06 19:30
Very beautiful and attractive picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition with those lovely reflections are all excelelnt photo qualities that I really enjoyed!
TFS - congrats,
Best regards and greetings from Brazil,
- 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/16, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-06-17 4:27