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Damascus sept 2009 2960.jpg

Damascus sept 2009 2960.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.

The entrance to the mosque itself.

Nikon D3
1/80s f/8.0 at 14.0mm iso200 full exif

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