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Sacred Places



Sacred Places Series

The Nakhoda Mosque, or Nakhoda Masjid, in central Kolkata. The masjid has three domes and two minarets which are 151 feet high. There are an additional 25 smaller minarets which range from 100 feet to 117 feet high.

Hinduism is of course the largest religion in India, making up about 80% of the population. Islam is the second largest religion, coming in at about 13%. In the city of Kolkata there are almost 450 mosques, with the Nakhoda mosque being by far the largest.

Sacred Places



Sacred Places Series

The Nakhoda Mosque, or Nakhoda Masjid, in central Kolkata. The masjid has three domes and two minarets which are 151 feet high. There are an additional 25 smaller minarets which range from 100 feet to 117 feet high.

Hinduism is of course the largest religion in India, making up about 80% of the population. Islam is the second largest religion, coming in at about 13%. In the city of Kolkata there are almost 450 mosques, with the Nakhoda mosque being by far the largest.

comments (64)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Feb 2010, 00:22
Dramatic perspective and deep colour really appeal to me here, Charles.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 00:25
excellent colors.
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 00:38
A colorful building. I like the POV.
  • kyungmee
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 00:48
I love the colors in this image!And you can feel the textured walls and dome..
Great shot! I love the textures and colours.
Nice image and colours Charles
  • Ajay
  • India
  • 2 Feb 2010, 02:01
Excellent framing and richness of colours.
  • Sidney
  • Philippines
  • 2 Feb 2010, 02:14
Awesome colors! Looks very old.
  • yvonne
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 02:18
Thanks for sharing the information about in the notes, gives an idea about the scale. Love the building's detail.
  • Peter
  • Philippines
  • 2 Feb 2010, 02:36
Lovely contrast! I've always imagined India as a city filled with color. smile Great job!
MARVELLOUS! VERY UNIQUE!
  • ajoeh
  • Indonesia
  • 2 Feb 2010, 06:16
Very nice angle and lovery color.
  • Zing
  • 2 Feb 2010, 06:17
Wonderful colours and textures.
  • Celine
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 06:39
Wonderful colors ! Wow !
  • Nina
  • France
  • 2 Feb 2010, 07:20
The colors of India on a mosque ... Not really typical but interesting to see!
Great colors and perspective! Beautiful photograph!
Terrific colours as with yesterday's Charles.
  • xavi
  • Spain
  • 2 Feb 2010, 07:30
great colours
  • STEED
  • Germany
  • 2 Feb 2010, 07:57
Strong colours.......Nice...
Thanks for visiting my blog.
I like the composition of your photo here, and the bright colours!
  • tede
  • France
  • 2 Feb 2010, 08:11
Hello, domes and minarets, beautiful colors, what a wonderful shot. Nice day, friendships.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Feb 2010, 08:27
This place looks very sacred indeed - the colours are fabulous!
ice shot! love AND composition AND colour AND atmosphere.
It just clicks on this one.
Great colours and textures!
I like th angle a lot
  • Tamara
  • Belgium
  • 2 Feb 2010, 09:06
A nice POV for this very beautiful building !
They do like their colours..Nice one Charles.
  • k@
  • France
  • 2 Feb 2010, 09:50
What a splendid place, the colors are amazing & inviting
  • Sarito
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2010, 09:56
A beautiful capture with a unique angle.. lovely tones
An explosion of color. For your pictures I think India as well.
  • theys
  • Belgium
  • 2 Feb 2010, 10:36
Good colours and textures.
  • jpla
  • St Barthélémy d'Anjou
  • 2 Feb 2010, 10:49
Bel angle de prise de vue ! Bonne journée.
JP
Excellent composition.
  • Marie
  • France
  • 2 Feb 2010, 11:53
Brilliant textures here and the processing tones is really superb ! Beautiful angle of view and shot ! Bravo !
nice perspective...
I wanna go there!!
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Feb 2010, 12:07
Fabulous colour
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 2 Feb 2010, 12:20
Looks like that it could with a little decoration but I do like the colours.
  • Thomas
  • India
  • 2 Feb 2010, 12:58
Rich colors and nice perspective.
Good angle to this Charles, is the dome really that hideous green or is it as a result of your scan.
  • Magnus
  • Norway
  • 2 Feb 2010, 14:17
Love the colors and texture in this one
Nice image nicely treated. Beautiful strong colors and textures.
  • thess
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Feb 2010, 14:37
I like the abrasions on the walls ... beautifully captured, lovely colours!
What enchanting forms and beautiful colours! Your angle and composition are fabulous!smile
Beautiful image . Colors are fabulous !
  • Don
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 15:50
Excellent composition. I like the gaudy color scheme of this place and its fabulous design.
This is wonderful building,love the colours and the shapes that surround the walls and the roof,you can see that it is a very old Mosque,very nice.
Nice prspectives , and I'm with angels looking at thoses colours , great picture , Phil.
  • Claudia
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 17:09
Amazing colors. Wow,this is gorgeous and the perspective is perfect! I love that weathered facade.
An eye catching building Charles. Nice shot
fantastic colors and building
The contrast of colors is gorgeous!
Bravo, Charles
I love it. I think it is the feeling of age that really adds to the shot.
  • Gary
  • United States
  • 2 Feb 2010, 23:11
Great prspective of this with lots of color and textures. Again, nice work.
It's beastly Charles, beautiful shot, I like your work with the color, these minarets are like fruits.
  • JMS*
  • Thailand
  • 3 Feb 2010, 03:50
J'aime la patine des couleurs de se bel édifice religieux.
  • crash
  • United States
  • 3 Feb 2010, 13:03
nice vibrant colors and angle
  • harry
  • Germany
  • 3 Feb 2010, 14:12
I like the rich, saturated color that still manages to look pale and almost transparent. Good use of space between the sky and the temple.
great perspective and wonderful colours!
  • Candace
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 03:12
Love these colors and textures! Also like how the one dome fades out into the sky.
Amazing colours.
  • Amanda
  • United States
  • 5 Feb 2010, 14:03
Terrific texture, and of course, color. You've managed to capture several different architectural wonders all in one image--bravo!
  • Toni
  • Eastern Washington
  • 6 Feb 2010, 06:01
Love this one - colors and texture are fantastic, as is the composition. (I love color and texture, btw.)
Gorgeous colours and textures Charles
superb contrast of colors impressive details

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