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Koutubia Mosque

Koutubia Mosque
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Copyright: Chris Jules (ChrisJ) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 14674 W: 1049 N: 29925] (140689)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-08-24
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D 90, Polarizing Filter
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2018-05-26 0:30
Viewed: 1106
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is Koutubia Mosque in the Medina area of the city.
The minaret depicted here is 77 metres (253 ft) in height. I didn't find Marrakech to be a very friendly town. One of the small boys in the bg decided it would be 'fun' to throw stones at me, totally unprovoked. More information here from Wikipedia:


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Bonjour, cher Chris,
Je profiter pleinement de tes prises de vue pour voyager agréablement.
Cette composition ne fait pas exception.
Le résultat est superbe.

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10097 W: 161 N: 16634] (128553)
  • [2018-05-26 1:16]

Witaj Chris!
Beautiful tower, I love it.
Excellent vertical frame and superb colors.
Nice light add flavor to this picture.
Well done.
Nice weekend.

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  • cargus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1420 W: 76 N: 1267] (11585)
  • [2018-05-26 1:55]

Beautiful mosquée, beautiful colors, well framed and rendered, image well done.!

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  • dta Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6116 W: 277 N: 11906] (91550)
  • [2018-05-26 3:19]

Hello Chris,
This is an excellent perspective of this splendid minaret .

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  • ifege Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 77 N: 2739] (12780)
  • [2018-05-26 3:33]

I've been there Chris (2009 I think).
A good photo of this classic minaret.

Bonjour Chris,

Les palmiers cadrent bien la Mosquée. La prise de vue permet de voir les détails de la Mosquée Koutubia. La qualité de la lumière embellit les couleurs de l'image. Bonne journée.


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  • Nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 14282 W: 0 N: 16269] (173748)
  • [2018-05-26 5:40]


Comme elle est belle cette tour quelle vue et iamge quel rendu sur la pierre et ces décorations bleues au sommet fantastique cette couleur brune ocre sueprbe compo.
Bravo et amitié

Ciao Chris, great view of fantastic mosque, superb Sky, wonderful colors, splendid light and excellent clarity, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Chris,

Certainement ma ville préférée au Maroc. La vie y est douce et un peu plus relax qu'ailleurs et cette mosquée est vraiment très belle sous cette magnifique lumière.



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  • rychem Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3533 W: 0 N: 8238] (58553)
  • [2018-05-26 8:40]

Impressive tower of the mosque, I always associate Morocco with the orange colors of the walls, and these tones we can see also here, very well captured
regards Ryszard

Hello Chris,
One of the most impressive minarets throughout Morocco.
Presented from a good angle and in an attractive composition.
Beautiful with the foreground and the palmtrees.
I understand your remark and completely agree. I had terrible experiences there in 1981 but it was better (= less bad) when I returned in 2011.
Best regards, Paul

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  • emka Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 10542 W: 146 N: 26505] (127445)
  • [2018-05-26 15:01]

Hello Chris, Strange the unpleasant incident in Marrakech. It happened once to me in Slovakia that the Gipsy boys threw the small stones at me. I was quite scared. Nice view of this high minaret, so typical for Morocco.

Have a nice Sunday


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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 12115 W: 126 N: 21903] (111779)
  • [2018-05-26 15:53]

Hi Chris,beautiful postcard showing the Koutubia in a perfect way,i remember well this big minaret because my hotel was in front of this magnificent example of architechure,very bright colors and fine details as usual. Have a nice Sunday and thanks,Luciano

Hello dear Chris and have a nice time
and a happy Sunday
original version
interesting capture of this construction
presenting the Koutubia Mosque in the Medina
area of the city
rxcellent vertical frame

Hi Chris
Excellent definition and good deal of detail there, full of interest in particular its design and layout. You even managed to coordinate a great contrast to blue sky.
Excellent shot, Congrats
Best regards

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  • Cricri Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15955 W: 159 N: 27825] (146202)
  • [2018-05-27 1:59]

Hi Chris
Très belle lumière illuminant la mosquée, contraste des couleurs chaude et froide du ciel, belle présentation
Beau dimanche

Hello Chris, very good photograph of this beautiful tower, very well captured in this interesting image, with good sharpness, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good afternoon and happy start of the week.
Warm greetings from the south of Spain.

Hello, Chris!

Wonderful mosque with the colors of the desert that make a very nice contrast with the sky! The light is excellent, and the beautiful architectural details are very sharp! Beautiful composition! Excellent job!

Hello Chris,
Very nice depiction of this lovely minaret. The greenish tiles on the brick structure look very smart. As for the boy, I am sure he did not appreciate an infidel taking images of a mosque.

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