An evening in Yazd

Posted by
Franz (Baden, Austria) on 17 May 2018 in Cityscape & Urban and Portfolio.

This is Amir Chakhmaq Square in Yazd in the evening. The place is dominated by a striking building, the 19th century Tekiyeh Amir Chakhmaq, with its two slender minarets and its symmetrical sunken alcoves on three levels.
A tekiyeh is a structure that serves as a 'grandstand' for worshippers during the Muharram Observances, which are celebrated in the first month of the Islamic calendar. The event marks the anniversary of the Battle of Karbala, when Imam Hussein ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad, was killed by the forces of the second Umayyad caliph.

After sunset, the building is lit up with orange lighting in the arched alcoves which makes it quite a spectacle.

This image courtesy of MW.

Canon EOS 60D 1/40 second F/4.0 ISO 2500 22 mm

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By Marie from Entre Bretagne et montagnes, France

Great moment captured

17 May 2018 5:58am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Oh a magical place to walk and photograph.

17 May 2018 8:52am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle photo de nuit !

17 May 2018 9:09am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow...Superb capture of this place !

17 May 2018 9:29am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

delectable night shot

17 May 2018 9:30am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Beatiful animated night place !

17 May 2018 9:37am

omid from mashhad, Iran

Lovely night shot!
Lovely mosque!
Please see my photo from here:

17 May 2018 10:12am

Rick from Toronto, Canada

An outstanding night scene with great composition to show off the perspective line allure of these fountains.

17 May 2018 11:02am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

A magical moment captured here

17 May 2018 1:24pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

my, what splendid colors !

17 May 2018 2:56pm

Willem from Noord-Scharwoude, Netherlands

Fantastic evening shot, very well exposed.

17 May 2018 2:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

An excellent picture of this coloful spectacle at niight. A fine scene the people can enjoy after dark.

17 May 2018 3:09pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Fantastique compo nocturne et ce jets d'eau ces personnes les lumières sueprbe.
Belle soirée

17 May 2018 3:51pm

Eye for Beauty from Florida, United States


17 May 2018 4:55pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Ooooh!! What a colorful nighttime display with great clarity!! Beautiful capture!

17 May 2018 6:24pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

I like all those differing colours in the lights.

17 May 2018 6:58pm

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

A very pictorial image ... in a place that I do not have the pleasure of knowing...

17 May 2018 8:46pm

Will Williams from Montclair, United States

This place looks like a festive and happy place to be with people, I admire the old islamic architecture. Great shot!!

17 May 2018 8:59pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A splendid image of the building and fountain. I enjoy the lighting.

17 May 2018 11:16pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Beautiful colored lights in the water.

17 May 2018 11:28pm

Denny Jump from Bellevue, WA, United States

Your composition and perspective really display the wonderful feel of water and wonderful sensation of color...I Love this one, Sir.

18 May 2018 2:52am

Darkelf Photography from Perth, Australia

Wonderful illumination. Looks like a busy and popular place.

18 May 2018 3:48am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

Absolutely beautiful! I love the colors!

19 May 2018 1:59am

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

fantastische Farben, ein sehr beeindruckendes Bild!

19 May 2018 5:51am

Devi from Chennai, India

wow...a magical image here !Thank you for the info:)

20 May 2018 3:48pm