Monday, October 20, 2008

Unknown Azerbaijan...Shemakhi...Djume Mescid...



These are pictures of an interesting mosque in Shemakhi (city in the north-west of Azerbaijan) called Djume Mesçid i.e. Blue Mosque. Interesting because it has a different architecture and design and does not look typical; because has played a role in history when was used by locals as sanctuary in early XX century (although unfortunately in vain since people were still burnt inside it) and because any historical place is interesting and unique in itself especially when dates back to X century (this is all what I am able to tell; the rest and much more is known to historians)…not sure if one can enter the mosque as a tourist easily but it is interesting to see it if you are in Shemakhi…
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2 comments:

hécate said...

Forgive my curiosity:
Paulo Coelho, it was read in Portuguese or in English?


Feeling good.

Ayten Giyas said...

No problem :) It was read in English (unfortunately I do not know Portuguese)