Travels on the Silk Road:
Andrew (ACL 1978) has remarked that few pictures on post-war Iraq have been presented on TE. Here is one from Baghdad: this tomb (turbat) in the Bab-e-Wustani quarter (see Map: view) is that of an important Sufi leader. His name is Sheyk Abu Hafs Umar Suhrawardi. He died in 1234.
The mausoleum exhibits a nine-layered, cone-shaped dome (not a minaret) that rises to great height. It is done Seljuk style, featuring decorative brickwork. The light inside the vault emanates from small holes producing a glowing effect. The dome is somewhat leaning, away from the photographer.
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mcmtanyel (21810) 2013-04-21 21:20
This is a very interesting structure. You have captured it very well: the colors are natural, the image is sharp, the exposure is just right and the composition is fine.
Thanks for sharing it and taking the trouble to compile an informative note.
- Copyright: Dietrich Meyer (meyerd) (1626)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-06
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Panasonic Lumix G2, Panasonic Lumix G Vario
- Map: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): The Silkroad on Bicycle [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2013-03-12 11:30