Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque
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Sheikh Lutfollah Mosque (Persian: مسجد شیخ لطف الله Masjed-e Sheikh Lotf-ollāh) is one of the architectural masterpieces of Safavid Iranian architecture, standing on the eastern side of Naghsh-i Jahan Square, Isfahan, Iran.
Construction of the mosque started in 1603 and was finished in 1619. It was built by the chief architect Shaykh Bahai, during the reigh of Shah Abbas I of theSafavid dynasty.
It is registered, along with the Naghsh-i Jahan Square, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Of the four monuments that dominated the perimeter of the Naqsh-e Jahan Square, this one was the first to be built.
The purpose of this mosque was for it to be a private mosque of the royal court, unlike the Masjed-e Shah, which was meant for the public. For this reason, the mosque does not have any minarets and is of a smaller size. Indeed, few Westerners at the time of the Safavids even paid any attention to this mosque, and they certainly did not have access to it. It wasn't until centuries later, when the doors were opened to the public, that ordinary people could admire the effort that Shah Abbas had put into making this a sacred place for the ladies of his harem, and the exquisite tile- work, which is far superior to those covering the Shah Mosque.
To avoid having to walk across the maydān when getting to the mosque, Shah Abbas had the architect build a tunnel spanning across the piazza, from the Ali Qapu palace, to the mosque. When reaching the entrance of the mosque, one would have to walk through a passage that winds round and round, until one finally reaches the main building. Along this passage there were standing guards, and the obvious purpose of this design was for the women of the harem to be shielded as much as possible from anyone entering the building. At the main entrance of the mosque there were also standing guards, and the doors of the building were kept closed at all times. Today, these doors are open to visitors, and the passage traversing underneath the field is no longer in use.
this frame is facade of this mosque
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omid266 (6746) 2014-07-20 21:33
درود و آرزوی قبولی طاعات
تصویر بسیار زیبای دیگری از اصفهان نصف جهان
مسجد خیلی زیبا به تصویر کشیده شده
ممنون و موفق باشید
Salam Dear Saber,
Very beautiful shot from Isfahan, Half of the World,
BEST and Thanks!
Happy Wishes ,
*** PEACE in Gaza , ***
jemaflor (96131) 2014-07-20 23:22
great architecture ad decorations for this mosquee, beautiful blue colors and ieal sharpness, well the human presence to give a scale.
emka (95349) 2014-07-20 23:46
I have seen many mosques in different style but not a Persian style. Woow, amazing decoration with blue tiles and with inscriptions. marvelous presentation, so many details here, perfect symmetry, nice inclusion of the passing people. Awesome work.
Warm regrads Malgo
dekanski (5120) 2014-07-21 4:25
Very nice, all the praise!
rychem (34639) 2014-07-21 8:49
Impressive architecture and fantastic rich decoration on the walls, I like these different tones of blue, sharp and detailed photo
aliabazari (16154) 2014-07-21 21:57
Very beautiful shot of Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque. I've seen it firsthand. Exposure well performed. Congratulations and thanks for sharing this nice picture
danos (96816) 2014-07-22 22:13
impressive the view as the presentation of the famous Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque with its facade to be presented so great and unique.The existance of the people add scale and life in the scene.
lousat (89918) 2014-07-23 2:36
Hi Saber,a spectacular example of arabic architechture! What a rich decorations and what a perfect choice of point of view to show us these magic walls! Great capture with fine detail,bright colors and imposing perspective,i like it! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano
Silvio1953 (140951) 2014-07-23 13:14
Ciao Saber, great view of fantastic architecture, lovely composition with beautiful symmetry, wonderful colors and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Graal (102634) 2014-07-24 6:54
Mosque is beautiful. I like the architecture and details. Good symmetric composition. Well done photo.
Have a nice evening.
delpeoples (57278) 2014-07-25 6:36
The craftsmanship that has gone into making this mosque is truly impressive. So beautiful, those blue mosaics and the way you have photographed them is superb.
Thanks for sharing
jhm (151544) 2014-07-28 5:25
You shows us these Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque on a very nice way, with all these nice blue decorative decorations.
Excellent perspective and depth picture.
But your picture is very well taken, with a high sharpness and clarity.
Very well done,TFS.
Have a nice day,
Cricri (117927) 2014-08-05 11:51
Vous avez de très belles Mosquée, j'aime la décoration céramique, les détails et le cadrage obtenu, superbe image
siudzi (34141) 2014-09-01 11:41
Truly impressive design with fantastic decorations and spectacular colors. Perfectly taken with great sharpness and exposure. TFS.
npecanhuk (74914) 2014-11-21 8:11
Wonderful architectural details!
Very beautiful picture!
Sharpness, exposure, colors, horizontal format, chosen pov and symmetrical composition are all excellent photo qualities that I really liked!
TFS - congrats,
jmdias (63482) 2015-11-25 15:01
amazing these details in tiles, the shapes are fantastic and you got a perfect angle to show us this masterpiece of architecture. TFS.
- Copyright: saber monajati (sabermonajati) (11187)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-04-23
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Nikon D700 fx, Nikkor 24-70 AF-S 2.8G ED, Hama UV 77mm (xxv)
- Exposure: f/8, 1/125 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-20 21:24