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   CaliforniaMama  Sunday Oct 13 02:46 PM

October 13, 2013 - Blue Arch of a Mosque of Isfahan



Photo by Tandis Khodadadian (Woodland Hills, CA); Photographed April 2013, Isfahan, Iran



Sundae  Sunday Oct 13 02:55 PM

I've seen Islamic art and decoration in Egypt.
It really is gorgeous.

When William Morris used it as a basis for one of hss many styles, he was careful to leave a tiny line somewhere on the animal (usually birds) to reflect the Muslim beief that not living animal should be depicted in art. Same reason for some of the extraordinary scultures in strictly Islamic countries.



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Oct 15 01:56 PM

Pretty fancy backsplash for the stove. :-)



xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Oct 16 12:32 PM

Well some folks really appreciate the kitchen staff.



glatt  Wednesday Oct 16 01:38 PM

That's a really impressive structure. It looks really classy, but I bet if I could read Arabic, those words would jump out at me, and the structure wouldn't speak as loudly.

It like how sometimes pop foreign language songs sound better than pop English songs, because you can ignore the lyrics and just hear the music. You assume the lyrics are something really amazing, when really they are just mindless drivel.



BigV  Wednesday Oct 16 03:00 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by glatt View Post
That's a really impressive structure. It looks really classy, but I bet if I could read Arabic, those words would jump out at me, and the structure wouldn't speak as loudly.

It like how sometimes pop foreign language songs sound better than pop English songs, because you can ignore the lyrics and just hear the music. You assume the lyrics are something really amazing, when really they are just mindless drivel.
I asked to have it translated and this was the response:

Quote:
It is hard to read it. The letters are mixed and doodled in an art that it would take time untangle it. Sorry. I'll research it and let u know. I could read letters but not the words.

...

"Of the prophet or God or one of their disciples"...

the text is in Farsi, not Arabic.
I expect it is not unlike the writing I'd find in English in a church.


xoxoxoBruce  Wednesday Oct 16 03:02 PM

So it's just one of those artsy Farsi things.



glatt  Wednesday Oct 16 03:04 PM




Griff  Thursday Oct 17 07:03 AM

Ha!



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