Archive for January, 2006

Samarqand, Bukhara & Khiva

January 23, 2006

you will love his travels and records. Here is Samarqand:

http://www.davidsmartin.addr.com/samarqand/samarqand.html

and now Bukhara.  This guy has a wealth of information and wonderful pictures of a lot of places.

http://www.davidsmartin.addr.com/bukhara/bukhara.html

See the Uzbekistan Embassy gallery of photos:

http://www.uzbekistan.org/gallery/samarkand/?print=1

below is an image of Registan (3 madrassas). The photographer is:

Author Steve Evans (babasteve) from India and USA

Man at Registan - Samarkand - 15-10-2005.jpg

Minaret in Samarkand.jpg

image of a minaret is licenced as under:

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http://www.ki-smile.de/kismile/view219,10,1473.html

Registan sunset.jpg

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and now from the Uzbekistan Embassy site:

Shahe Zinda Tombs (Bukhara):

Prokudin-Gorskii-17.jpg

Khiva:

Islamic Heritage: China

January 23, 2006

Islamic Spain: alHamra, Garnata

January 23, 2006

 غرناطة = Garnata = Granada

الحمرا   =  alhamra

alhamra pics from a great site. Visit that site for more:

 http://www.fotofil.no/

AlHambra, Spain

 

 

 

 

 

 

go to the following site, search for Keyword: <u>Alhambra</u>, and then click on the thumbnail of your choice to see the larger picture.

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Alhambra i snø, Granada, verdensarv, WHC, UNESCO  Foto: Tone Solhaug
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Spania, Spain, Granada, Alhambra, utsikt, view, Photo: Ann Iren Ødeby
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Islamic Architecture

January 23, 2006

Al-Mursi Abul-Abbas Mosque

Abul-Abbas was a muslim scholar, originally from Murcia, Spain, which was then part of the Islamic Empire. He settled down in Alexandria and built the Mosque that carries his name today. The mosque was re-designed and rebuilt in the twentieth century, and illustrates the sophistication of Andalusian Islamic architecture.

http://ce.eng.usf.edu/pharos/alexandria/Gallery/mosque.jpg

illuminated Quran

January 23, 2006