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Sacred Places

A section of windows at the Nakhoda Masjid, the largest and most prominent mosque located in central Kolkata. Construction began on the mosque in 1926. The main prayer hall at the mosque can hold up to 10,000 people.

Sacred Places

A section of windows at the Nakhoda Masjid, the largest and most prominent mosque located in central Kolkata. Construction began on the mosque in 1926. The main prayer hall at the mosque can hold up to 10,000 people.

comments (52)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 1 Feb 2010, 00:11
Nice macro-view here, Charles, and I like that you have highlighted the black "spaghetti".

If it were mine, I might have been inclined to forego the smoothing on this occasion.
  • Santi
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2010, 00:26
Nice color and good composition.
  • kyungmee
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2010, 01:59
WOW!!!! The wires make me feel it all gathers there..center of all communications and souls gathering!But yet..meshed..
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 1 Feb 2010, 02:03
I have always wondered. How those linemen know which cable goes where? smile
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 1 Feb 2010, 02:13
Great colors !
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 1 Feb 2010, 02:41
Un régal pictural... j'aime beaucoup ces couleurs bien chaudes.
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2010, 02:58
Love the color of the structure. The jumble of power lines remind me of Japan.
I like the visual interest of the wires and pole with the windows behind!
  • Toni
  • Eastern Washington
  • 1 Feb 2010, 04:53
That is one tangled mess of lines. The architecture behind it is beautiful, as is the color. Nicely seen.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 Feb 2010, 05:39
Reminds me of the old www smile
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 1 Feb 2010, 06:38
All that wiring is fitting for 10,000 people, Charles. Unbelievable. The only other place I have seen so many wires is St. Petersburg, Russia. You wonder how it's possible they actually work!
A beautiful geometric background of this red color I like! When the electric son are beautiful! it gives a beautiful image!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 1 Feb 2010, 06:41
electricians nightmare Charles smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 1 Feb 2010, 06:42
Amazing Charles - pole & all!
If you cut the post below, it would subject the cords.
  • tede
  • France
  • 1 Feb 2010, 07:27
Hello, very nice architecture and I am impressed by all these electric son! Good day.
  • Tinuke
  • Nigeria
  • 1 Feb 2010, 07:56
Just beautiful, loving the red undertone...Thumbs Up!
  • Lili
  • France
  • 1 Feb 2010, 08:14
wahou love this shot, red color are great and composition excellent with wires. have a nice day Charles
Wonderful hues ... the tangle of black wires really adds to the composition.

richard
I love the tangle of wires!
Well seen and captured. I like the tones!
An impressive jumble of electric lines... welcome in India... smile)
Like the color of the wall.
What a messy electrics, thank god we have underground wires here in Holland
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 Feb 2010, 10:31
I agree the colour is very good
Très belle couleur sur cette façade et quel enchevêtrement de fils électriques !!!
Tis is a very intersting composition and, as allways, with amaizing tones.
A superb shot...I like the color and processing!
I love the carvings in the columns and above.
Modern vs Ancient. What a contrast. Thanks for posting this one, Charles.
Now that is one hell of a tangle of wires..but makes a great image Charles.
Nice contrast of delicate reds/pinks and the taut wires!
  • theys
  • Belgium
  • 1 Feb 2010, 15:50
I say beautiful composition, a natural, well given graphic, bravo!
Great colours!
  • jasp
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 1 Feb 2010, 16:01
Wonderful colours in the building.
That is a wonderful red on that building, is it natural or painted?
what's with ALL those wires? going willy nilly or not at all? lol what's goin' on in there? lol just joking smile beautiful shot!!!
  • jpla
  • St Barthélémy d'Anjou
  • 1 Feb 2010, 17:00
J'aime beaucoup ! Les fils ne me gênent pas bien au contraire, ils dessinent sur ce joli fond. Bonne soirée.
JP
  • SOUL AFLAME
  • Nestled in Mother natures ample bosom
  • 1 Feb 2010, 17:32
My eyes are drawn in by the convergence of the wires and the incredible detail of the post against the glorious architecture. Superbly seen and captured.
Nice colours!
  • Alan
  • Southampton (UK)
  • 1 Feb 2010, 18:33
Superb colours. I love their power distribution. "Health & safety? What's that, then?" LOL
Nice contrast shot of the old and new Charles.
Your composition is great !!A beautiful photo !
great building, you can always tell when you are abroad due to the spiders nests of electric cables, where anything goes as long as it works
  • Steven
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2010, 22:36
What a contrast between the unsightliness of the wires and the beauty of the mosque's architecture. Soothing color as well.
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 1 Feb 2010, 22:48
Fantastic Image Charles. The rich tone of red against the metal pole makes a great contrast. Plus the enormity of the place .
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 04:55
What a fascinating mesh of wires. You must know I love this.
An organized mess! The warmth of red is beautiful!
  • Candace
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 03:15
Great juxtaposition between the new and old, the spiritual and technology. Nicely seen!
i like your sacred places series. it's interesting seeing the old and the new, the colorful and the gray. i like the contrast, and yet there is continuity-- as if the wires in your photo connect time as well as people and services.
  • yz
  • 5 Feb 2010, 11:10
nice detail with the cables
I never thought electrical cables could look this beautiful.
  • Amanda
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 14:04
Is that a fire hazard? smile

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