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Courtyard of al-Qarawiyyin

Courtyard of al-Qarawiyyin
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Copyright: Syed Islam (siislam) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 97 W: 0 N: 79] (1505)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2015-01-05
Categories: Architecture
Exposure: f/3.3, 1/400 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2015-01-19 4:06
Viewed: 1083
Points: 9
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Interior courtyard of al-Qarawiyyin Mosque and University.
The al-Qarawiyyin mosque-religious school/University system in 1963. It is the oldest existing, continually operating and the first degree awarding educational institution in the world according to UNESCO and Guinness World Records and is sometimes referred to as the oldest university. These claims are subject to discussions as other institutions, such as the Zaytouna mosque-school founded in 703 in Tunis, predated the founding of al-Qarawiyyin. Al-Qarawiyyin itself is named after the Qairaouan Mosque in Tunisia, the oldest mosque in the Maghreb and the cradle of the Muslim Maliki rite.(wiki)

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It's perfect focused and we can see every detail in this pic from ground to the architecture in the pillars. Well done.


Salaam, Syed Islam. The point of view which you used is excellent because it brings out so many details which are perfectly focused. "Get details of the carvings and mosaic or find examples of the architecture of that time. Thank you very much for sharing this beautiful photograph.

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  • lauro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 5 N: 78] (874)
  • [2015-01-19 8:08]

Hi Syed,
The photo has potencial, due to the point of view you chose and the sheer beauty and purity of the architectural piece.
However that overexposed area on the left side is very distracting.

Hi Syed

I have to agree with Lauro. A perfect picture spoiled by the overexposure.

Hello Syed! I don't agree with Lauro and Bobsmith. In my opinion it is common fine take. Ideal point of view. Ideal composition. Very good exposure and capture. Perfect frame. Good note guideline. Original work. Well done!

Hi Syed,
The first thing which I noticed was that very OE wall on the left, and I quite agree with Lauro. It does have potential.

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