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.
Lovely. And it seems to convey mindfulness and a sense of peace as well. Great capture! : )
Thank you Mark. It was an amazing building. I could have spent all day there taking photos 🙂
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So much skillful work – the results are awesome- so beautiful.
It really is incredible skilled work 🙂 And thanks for the follow 🙂
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Wow, that’s just stunning. Wish I had seen it in person.
I know…I want to go back and see it all again. It was incredible
Wow – gorgeous and i want that chandelier
I know, me too….just not sure I have the ceiling space to hang it 🙂
Wow…it looks to intricate…
Incredible detail…can’t imagine how long it must have taken to carve
It literally took my breath away there was so much detail