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Agha Bozorg mosque

Agha Bozorg mosque
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Copyright: saber monajati (sabermonajati) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1423 W: 63 N: 885] (11519)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2017-04-02
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Nikon D700 fx, Nikkor 24-70 AF-S 2.8G ED, Hama UV 77mm (xxv)
Exposure: f/1.1, 30 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2017-05-13 8:11
Viewed: 1082
Points: 28
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Agha Bozorg mosque
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Agha Bozorg mosque (Persian: مسجد آقا بزرگ‎‎ Masjed-e Āghā Bozorg) is a historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. The mosque was built in the late 18th century by master-mimar Ustad Haj Sa'ban-ali. The mosque and theological school (madrasah) is located in the center of the city. Agha Bozorgh Mosque was constructed for prayers, preaching and teaching sessions held by Molla Mahdi Naraghi II, known as Āghā Bozorgh.
The mosque has been described as "the finest Islamic complex in Kashan and one of the best of the mid-19th century". Noted for its symmetrical design, it consists of two large iwans, one in front of the mihrab and the other by the entrance. The courtyard has a second court in the middle which comprises a garden with trees and a fountain. The iwan in front of mehrab has two minarets with a brick dome. It was here where Ustad Ali Maryam as a pupil started his career as an architect.

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Hello Saber,
I am in no way an expert on mosques, but I have seen quite many and this one seems to me rather unusual with the courtyards at two levels. I like this style and I like the symmetry and fine details you have captured with excellent light and sharpness.
Kind regards,

Hi Saber.
Nice symetric composition, well chosen POV, human shapes are useful both to create movement and to notice about temple's dimensions. Available light wasn't the best. Rgs.

Ciao Saber, great view of fantastic architecture, lovely symmetry, wonderful colors, excellent clarity and splendid light, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Saber,

I don't think I have seen inside a mosque, like this, but I agree with your composition, in that it suits your symmetrical approach. The lines work very well to guide us from f/g to b/g, during which time, there are lots of fine arched details to enjoy before we reach the pinnacle of the dome.

My warm regards,
Bev :-)

Bonsoir, Saber,
Merci pour cette présentation peu courante à travers le site.
Nous pouvons admirer cette superbe architecture sur trois côtés avec son patio au centre.
L'image est d'une grande beauté.

Hello Saber,
Very nice presentation of the mosque with its courtyard, taken from on a high elevated place.
Beautiful with the many arches all around and at two different levels.
Best regards, Paul

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  • dale54 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 889 W: 0 N: 1236] (12139)
  • [2017-05-13 11:39]

saber hello..very pleasing view and POV...very interesting subject and stunning architect ..love it! tfs dale

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  • Fis2 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 9190 W: 157 N: 14679] (120783)
  • [2017-05-13 13:10]

Witaj Saber!
Beautiful building, wonderful courtyard.
Good frame and perspective.
Excellent colours and sharpness.
Well done.
Nice sunday.

Hi there! Great picture, lots of details everywhere! Great colors too. Like it a lot. Very well done!

Hi Saber,
An interesting view of the mosque, well framed, good POV and symmetry, great architecture, tfs

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  • jhm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 24037 W: 523 N: 40124] (172836)
  • [2017-05-14 9:39]

Hello Saber,

You took the frontage of the Mosque out of the height, with a fantastic result.
Great architecture with a decorative Mosque.
Lovely architecture with soft colours.
Sharpness and clarity are superb.
Very well done, TFS.

Have a nice evening,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11431 W: 126 N: 20601] (106845)
  • [2017-05-14 14:32]

Hi Saber,a perfect postcard of this mosque not often seen on TN,i like a lot the point of view and the symmetry,great details as usual too. Have a nice week and thanks,Luciano

Hi Saber, very good photograph of this beautiful and interesting composition with the interesting mosque, very well captured in this beautiful image, with good clarity, light, color and quality. Very good and interesting work perfectly done, my congratulations, my friend. Thank you for sharing this beautiful work.

Good night and happy rest of week.
Best wishes from the south of Spain.

Hi saber
A very beautiful shot of this architecture. Exposure is well done.

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