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Damascus sept 2009 2778.jpg

Damascus sept 2009 2778.jpg

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This is the mosque of Sinan Paşa (Jamia al-Sinaniye). This is not the Sinan who was the famous Ottoman architect, but a governor of Damascus. The mosque dates from 1591, and originally the complex contained also a hammam, a school and market. It has a green-enamelled minaret. The monumental entrance has fine tiles in a style that reminded me of Turkish “Iznik” but was made locally.

As you can see this was in the early evening, the sound for breaking the fast of Ramadan had just sounded, some people were enjoying a meal in front of the mosque, on some stools and a small table. They invited me to join them but I had some more pictures to take.

Nikon D3
1/80s f/8.0 at 26.0mm iso4000 full exif

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