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Copyright: Harout Avakian (avakian_harout) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 165 W: 13 N: 203] (1631)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-06-07
Categories: Architecture, Artwork
Exposure: f/4, 1/400 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Date Submitted: 2009-08-10 15:44
Viewed: 1941
Points: 20
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hi my friends .. this shot of front inside main gate in Umayyad Mosque in Damascus city .. the amazing art mosaic works really was so attractive and beautiful whit golden dots and green colors .. so reach work .such a great place and even me could get in the mosque and did pray my Christian prays on st. John the Baptist grave ...such a wonderful place full or peace of soul .. thank for look at this shot . regards. Harout.


The Ummayad Mosque, also known as the Grand Mosque of Damascus (Arabic: جامع بني أمية الكبير, transl. Ğām' Banī 'Umayyah al-Kabīr), is one of the largest and oldest mosques in the world. Located in one of the holiest sites in the old city of Damascus, it is of great architectural importance.
The mosque holds a shrine which is said to contain the head of John the Baptist (Yahya), honored as a prophet by Muslims and Christians alike. The head was supposedly found during the excavations for the building of the mosque. There are also many important landmarks within the mosque for the Shī‘ah, among them is the place where the head of Husayn (the grandson of Muhammad) was kept on display by Yazīd I. There is also the tomb of Saladin, which stands in a small garden adjoining the north wall of the mosque.
In 2001 Pope John Paul II visited the mosque, primarily to visit the relics of John the Baptist. It was the first time a pope paid a visit to a mosque.

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  • AKITA Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1523 W: 73 N: 86] (20294)
  • [2009-08-10 18:03]

dear Harout,
a sophisticated picture of splendid view of the mosque.
composition and POV are very nice,
light and colors are wonderful too.
I especially like paintings on the wall, those are old but artistic so much and make wonder atmosphere there and in this picture.
thank you,

Selam Harout,
What a stunning architectural view vith great POV, colours and details.TFS.


Good morning dear Harout
i know this mosque is amazing
the mosaic on it is fascinating as well the square in front of it
i would add more saturation at it and possibly to decrease the light
other wise good compo with grate sharpness and pov
Have a grate day!

Salut Harout.
Intéressant présentation de cette façade aux couleurs chatoient.
La mise en page et le cadrage sont aussi bien adapté à cette belle image.
Bonne journée.

selam my brother
Fantastic shot. Definitely hypnotic...
Great composition and use of colours!!
A simple but very beautiful capture to show architict..

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  • jone Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 2365 W: 178 N: 0] (32781)
  • [2009-08-11 5:16]

Greetings Harout ;)
Nice light...wondeful architecture details...TFS
Best regards,
J ;)

Hi Harout,
Fantastic architectural work. Details of mosaic are superb. Great ligth.

Hello Harout

very nice mosque.
Excellnt details.


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  • vanda Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 47 N: 1333] (7051)
  • [2009-08-11 14:40]

Hi Harout,
Beautiful image of the Ummayad Mosque.
Very good sharpness with perfect details of the patterns. Nice presentation.
Best regards.

Hi Harout..nice shot...well composed and presented...


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