To avoide the Harsh sun, I use to set at dawn and got this..
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philip_coggan (11) 2003-07-16 10:50
This may be the first photo from Iraq this site has seen! I first saw Karbala in 1997 - working with the UN - there were bullet holes in the facades of buildings all up and down the main street, thousands and thousands. I visited the Shrine and an official asked if I was there to study Islam - I wonder if he asks that of the Marines these days? The Shrine is a masterpiece. The gold - it can be seen for miles. And the detasils of the ornament - did you get shots of the up-close details? Thanks for this lovely remender of a place I once visited, even if I didn't like it much at the time :-).
thien (2112) 2003-07-16 10:54
A stunning view, Muhammad. Colors is just magical. I would clone that line out though.
forlife (892) 2003-07-16 12:33
very nice shot.
dominique (11414) 2003-07-16 18:01
Pretty color, I like framing, the sight, it is well made.
flip89 (3410) 2003-11-09 0:52
What a beautiful picture of a place that we hear much about in the news. We often wonder how these places look like ... it is really stunning and the fact that you have to wake up early to take this makes it more special. I am wondering now how this place looks today.
roshangar (1682) 2004-04-08 7:13
Between your shot's of Karbala I like this,good contrast between colors(blue sky and gold minaret,and good composition well done!
hantulaut (3441) 2005-05-24 13:31
so here the famous karbala? Heard many times, but this is the first time i see the pic. Nice shot :-)
maurazos (0) 2005-05-25 22:17
Ah, it was taken in 1987! Because I wondered to myself: How could this man get to Karbala, take the picture and come back alive? Thanks for letting know such a lovely place that today, unfortunately it's impossible to bo visited for the reasons we all know. Regards.
ryno (6851) 2006-08-18 5:54
Hi Muhammad, this is a good photo of a beautiful building. Vivid colours - you've captured the mood of the place very well. Perhaps the photo could have been bigger, but that's a minor criticism. Well done! Regards,