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Saadian Tombs

Saadian Tombs
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Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14772 W: 1051 N: 30223] (141791)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-08-25
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Exposure: f/0.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Best of Arches II [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2018-02-23 0:47
Viewed: 1483
Points: 30
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An intricately carved arch in the Saadian Islamic Tombs section of Marrakech. "Some of the Saadian Sultans, like Ahmed al-Mansour ed-Dahbi spared no expense on his tomb, importing Italian Carrara marble and gilding honeycomb muqarnas (decorative plasterwork) with pure gold to make the Chamber of the 12 Pillars a suitably glorious mausoleum." He died in 1603 AD.

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And here: http://www.riadanabel.com/en/2017/03/05/saadiens-tombs-in-marrakech/

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Nice architecture and typical decorations in your detail scene. I like the colors and the textures. Well seen.


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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10209 W: 161 N: 16898] (129581)
  • [2018-02-23 1:11]

Witaj Chris!
Interesting fragment of the Saadian Islamic Tombs.
Beautiful details.
Good frame, colors and light.
I love it.
Nice day.

Hello Chris,
Very nice capture of this beautiful fassade in Marakech. Taken with good pov and layout. Perfect sharpness.
Interesting to see that the path in lower front part is ruined due to many many footsteps throughout centuries.
TFS and have a nice weekend

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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14379 W: 0 N: 16314] (174773)
  • [2018-02-23 2:08]


Quellevue de cette tombe quelle compo et iamge sueprbe captageet rendu ces décoration le découpage au sommet splendide image.
Bravoet amitié

Hello Chris,
Well framed, this beautifully decorated entrance. Excellent rendering of the colours and intricate patterns.

Dobro vece.
Lep pogled, dobar tekst ...
Lepo poakzan ulaz u mauzoloj, dobar kontrast, lepe boje.
Lepa fasad i detalji, lepa arhitektura.
Zelim vam mirnu noc, sve najbolje.

Good evening.
Nice view, good text ...
Beautiful shown entry into the mausoleum, good contrast, beautiful colors.
Nice façade and details, beautiful architecture.
I want you a quiet night, all the best.

Bonjour Chris,

L'arche cadre bine l'entrée du mausolée. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de l'arche. La lumière fait ressortir les couleurs. Bonne journée.


Bonjour, cher Chri,
Le Sultans ne regardaient pas à la dépense de leur vivant ou à l'heure du tombeau !
Force est de reconnaître que le travail réalisé est de toute beauté.
Très bon rendu.

Bonjour Chris,

J'aime beaucoup la construction de cette image. La symétrie est parfaite ainsi que le rendu des détails des textures et des couleurs.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3588 W: 0 N: 8388] (59347)
  • [2018-02-23 7:59]

Beautiful lace-like work, great decorative arch, really an impressive tomb with all features of Islamic art
regards Ryszard

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24936 W: 520 N: 42035] (180190)
  • [2018-02-23 9:20]

Hello Chris,

A wonderful old architecture with a perfect decorative area.
Nice depth and perspective.
Colours and presentation are superb.
Wonderful picture with lovely sharpness and clarity.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice evening,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12184 W: 126 N: 21980] (112225)
  • [2018-02-23 12:55]

Hi Chris,beautiful close up from the courtyard of saadian tombs that i remember very well,impressive example of architechture and fantastic details of the decorations,i like it! Have a nice weekend and thanks,Luciano

Hi Chris,
Great architecture, nice decorations with these colors, well photographed, perfect sharpness, tfs.

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10619 W: 146 N: 26757] (128339)
  • [2018-02-24 0:10]

Hello Chris, I saw these tombs when I was in Marrakech many years ago, when I was in Africa for the first time. Marvelous carved decorations and tiles. Looks similar as the decorations in Alhambra. Beautiful composition.

Kind regrad s MAlgo

Hello Chris,
This is so elegant - I cannot imagine the amount of workmanship that must have gone into these decorations.

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