Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate

Former Islamic school - Tunisia

Former Islamic school – Tunisia

I took this photo back in 2009, while visiting a former Islamic School in Tunisia. From the outside the brick building was simple and quite scruffy, but once we passed through the ancient wooden doors, a breathtaking display of mosaics and carvings were revealed, in a delightful rolling sequence. This space was quite deep within the complex, and was my favorite. The room was a perfect square, with a round doomed roof, and the marble carvings were so delicate and intricate, that I could have stood for hours soaking them in. Each panel was unique, and there was no repetition around the room, it was incredible. Such delicacy worked in cold hard marble.

I also loved the tiny delicate coloured glass windows, high above, and the amazingly delicate crystal light fitting. I had always pictured lights like this in historic European buildings, but it looked perfectly at home in this delicate space. It has me wondering where chandeliers like this originated…….

This weeks photo challenge is delicate, and this photo seemed to fit the bill to me. Click the link to see more interpretations of Delicate.

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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16 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge – Delicate

  1. Lovely. And it seems to convey mindfulness and a sense of peace as well. Great capture! : )

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  3. So much skillful work – the results are awesome- so beautiful.

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  6. Northern Narratives says:

    Wow, that’s just stunning. Wish I had seen it in person.

  7. Jo Bryant says:

    Wow – gorgeous and i want that chandelier

  8. sued51 says:

    Wow…it looks to intricate…

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