The Omayyad Mosque is one of the most important Islamic buildings built on the place where there was a temple built already 900 BC. Later a church was built there and after the Muslims came a mosque was built, first just a smaller one but then a grand impressive mosque was built. Much has been destroyed during the years and much of what you see today is rebuilt after a big fire 1893.
Tourists has to enter through the north gate. Women (and men in shorts) are required to wear a gown that is provided at a small fee. You must also take your shoes off.
In the workshop a closer view to the Golden Ball
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ktanska (22658) 2009-02-10 2:22
It looks pristine, that pavement really shines. I've always liked architecture that has lots of arches like here. Im pressive place. A few people are good to give better idea of scale.
besnard (49949) 2009-02-10 2:26
Un très joli cliché de la mosquée à l'architecture, une bonne luminosité et la présence des personnages tout de noir vétus.
Merci pour le partage et bonne journée.
Sistercosmo (242) 2009-02-10 2:37
schönes Bild. Die Details auf den Säulen rechts sind richtig gut erkennbar, die Reflektionen auf dem Boden sehr schön. Ein paar Wölkchen wären auch nicht schlecht gewesen... ;-)
bracasha75 (24481) 2009-02-10 2:45
This part of our planet is for....das ist auch ein teil diese erde total unbekannt fur mich
Schones foto aus Damaskus
snunney (72716) 2009-02-10 2:52
A fine capture of this beautiful mosque. The splendid decorations can be appreciated to great effect with fine natural looking colours and superb clarity.
ALIRIZA (16419) 2009-02-10 3:01
A beautfiul architecture shot with splendid decorations, colours and good light. Very well composed. Well done...
paura (47166) 2009-02-10 3:23
Um enquadramento muito bom para mostrar a linda paisagem urbana. Os arcos são realmente bonitos.
cfreire (11739) 2009-02-10 3:28
Excellent shot and the inclusion of the person is taking a picture is very interesting. Good POV and framing. Best regards, Consuelo
Budapestman (82620) 2009-02-10 3:35
An excellent architectural image once more with splendid composition and lights. The details are beautiful, imposing sight of this amazing Mosque. Thank you for sharing! Have a nice day!
anesugur (18783) 2009-02-10 3:36
Very beautiful architecture.
Good light, colors and clarity.
Best regards. Uğur
ManuMay (33975) 2009-02-10 3:46
I like very much this kind of captures, wonderful architecture...you had a very clear image, great light and very good definition, colours are superb...this sun provides excellent conditions to photographs.
Have a nice day.
jlbrthnn (79789) 2009-02-10 5:14
the light and clearness are perfect. The point of view and framing, describe this intriguing and elegant architecture well. Beautiful and good work.
Have a nice day
Silvio1953 (105527) 2009-02-10 6:13
Hi Achim, great view of beautiful architecture, splendid perspective and wonderful colors, very well done, ciao Silvio
Gerrit (43763) 2009-02-10 8:20
fantastic light building. Excellent POV and composition,
Fis2 (76986) 2009-02-10 11:26
Wonderful place, interesting architecture.
Good frame and perspective.
I like the light and colors.
The persons add savor of photo.
chrisnet (21086) 2009-02-10 12:36
Beautiful architecture well framed under a very good light, well done.
Miha2ou7 (5048) 2009-02-10 15:10
You really seem to be jumping from here to there and everywhere. Will there be no system to your uploads. :D
But seriously, a very nice photo - it`s a bit older, but it is really clean and crisp, with all manner of fine details (which you really need to capture in this kinda scene).
clnaef (6289) 2009-02-10 22:53
Impressionnant bâtiment. Bon cadrage.
jafadabret (56497) 2009-02-12 9:50
La composition est bien faite pour mettre en évidence cette cour immense et cette très belle architecture qui l'enserre.
Beau travail !
JCG (35129) 2009-02-13 1:15
Two beautiful and interesting photo on this beautiful mosque. In socks, it must not be easy to walk on a floor as smooth and shiny, but ultimately it is easy to clean! The brightness is very pleasant. Well seen and thank you Achim the detail in WS.
With all my friendships and a very good WE,
JanD (0) 2009-02-13 1:26
Very interesting courtyard. Original mosque. Nice scene, very nice people. Good POV and capture.
Angshu (52890) 2009-02-16 0:31
Good picture of the courtyard of the Omayyad Mosque with a nice perspective created by the columns on the right. Good work! The golden sphere is interesting as we see in the WS. What's cased inside the ball?
josepmarin (56481) 2009-02-18 9:17
good angle in this framing, the geometric effect created by the architecture of the mosque is perfect, and also it has a beautiful and deep perspective.
Difficult light, well managed and with a correct exposure.
- Copyright: Achim Fried (John_F_Kennedy) (41526)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-05-15
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon 350 D, Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5
- Exposure: f/11, 1/320 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Travelogue: 2006/05 Liban, Syria, Jordan
- Date Submitted: 2009-02-10 2:13