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Posted by
Pavan Kaul (Mumbai, India) on 15 January 2010 in Architecture and Portfolio.

Where are you, my beloved? Are you in that little
Paradise, watering the flowers who look upon you
As infants look upon the breast of their mothers?

Or are you in your chamber where the shrine of
Virtue has been placed in your honor, and upon
Which you offer my heart and soul as sacrifice?

Or amongst the books, seeking human knowledge,
While you are replete with heavenly wisdom?

Oh companion of my soul, where are you? Are you
Praying in the temple? Or calling Nature in the
Field, haven of your dreams?

Are you in the huts of the poor, consoling the
Broken-hearted with the sweetness of your soul, and
Filling their hands with your bounty?

....Khalil Gibran(Excerpt)

NIKON D70 1/640 second F/13.0 55 mm

A film maker from India who has recently rediscovered his passion for photography.

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Sophie from France

Whaou !!!! j'aime cette mosaique ces petits bouts ce puzzle superbe !

15 Jan 2010 6:19am

Ravi from Bangalore, India

I loved the work with focus. So evenly balanced here.

15 Jan 2010 6:45am

eva from Rouen, France

I love Khalil Gibran !
I love your photo : I love the contrast between the first ground (as moucharabieh) and the sharpness of the momuments. It's a great shot Pavan !

15 Jan 2010 7:48am

Francine from Buire le sec, France

I like the way you did that very much.
Have a nice day.

15 Jan 2010 7:58am

fabrizio from rome, Italy

great lighr and idea... wonderful photo

15 Jan 2010 7:58am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

A beautiful photograph..

15 Jan 2010 9:01am

Laur from Clermont-Ferrand, France

Belle mosaïque, très joli contraste entre le premier plan et le batiment à l'arrière ! beau cliché

15 Jan 2010 9:09am

Tagazou from Montpellier, France

When I see this picture I'm like in a dream just wondering where is Shéhérazade?

15 Jan 2010 9:17am

Mhélène from Paris, France

A superb framing on these beautiful roofs !

15 Jan 2010 9:25am

Saeed Rasoulof from Tehran, Iran

nice shot

15 Jan 2010 9:27am

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Great framing and POV Pavan, this is really nice :)

15 Jan 2010 9:31am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece


15 Jan 2010 9:34am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

I found the contrast between beautiful subtlety of the landscape and the gate! Perfect control of the PDC! And this wonderful poetry! Thank you.

15 Jan 2010 11:23am

Sarah from Sydney, Australia

So exotic and beautiful. I love the idea of looking out in to the world from inside.

15 Jan 2010 12:01pm

kate from lincolnshire, United Kingdom

~` lovely view you have given!!~~~and great words~~!!!

15 Jan 2010 12:23pm

Pied Crow from Nairobi, Kenya

Beautiful image, though to me it seems an image of frustrated desire for freedom. Glorious poem!

15 Jan 2010 12:43pm

jeanne from près de marseille, France

à travers...
la lumière

15 Jan 2010 1:02pm

mohkum from Muscat, Oman

Nice piece of framing and light control! Lovely

15 Jan 2010 1:25pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Simply..a wónderful picture!

15 Jan 2010 1:35pm

yz from Budapest, Hungary

very creative idea

15 Jan 2010 1:44pm

SOUL AFLAME from The bosom of Mother Nature, United Kingdom

That's a brilliant perspective, Pavan. Super framing gives me a hint of the architecture, but has my eyes seeking more.

15 Jan 2010 1:46pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

good work :)

15 Jan 2010 2:47pm

QUIM from Lisboa, Portugal

Good shot!

15 Jan 2010 3:27pm

El pare from Prepirineu, Spain

A very original view. I like it so much. well done.

15 Jan 2010 3:55pm

dideban from mashhad, Iran

Beautiful shot

15 Jan 2010 4:14pm

bekkah from Pennsylvania, United States

beautiful view/colors and wonderful use of this ironwork

15 Jan 2010 4:26pm

Blue-iris from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

really a great shot, the light behind the claustras is so bright, and the architecture is beautyful.

15 Jan 2010 4:32pm

Bernardo from Barcelona, Spain

Una original toma, bonita composición.


15 Jan 2010 4:54pm

hugo poon from hong kong, Hong Kong

What beautiful framing to enjoy the sight! Lovely and brilliant work Pavan!:-)

15 Jan 2010 4:57pm

Theys from Charleroi, Belgium

Beautiful composition, good framing, bravo!

15 Jan 2010 5:02pm

MARIANA from Waterloo, Canada

Very interesting compo . Great perspective !

15 Jan 2010 5:04pm

Fred from Manila, Philippines

I really like the framing. And the scene you captured through your frame, is truly Muslim Architecture at its best (or is it).

15 Jan 2010 5:15pm

B.Held from Santa Fe, United States

stunning composition.

15 Jan 2010 5:33pm

Manel from Girona, Spain

Congrats Pavan for this exellent shot

15 Jan 2010 5:35pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

What a cool shot. Love the composition and those great warm colors.

15 Jan 2010 5:40pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

great view, i like it through the window

15 Jan 2010 5:54pm

jeanclaude from st mande 94160, France

an excellent shot you deserve 5 stars

15 Jan 2010 7:51pm

Antoine from France

Superb composition. Colours are very beautiful.

15 Jan 2010 8:18pm

Benoit Darrieux from Tripoli, Lebanon

superb, 5 stars.

15 Jan 2010 8:32pm

Emma from Menorca, Spain

Me gusta esta composicioón. Muy buena

15 Jan 2010 9:05pm

tce76 from Saint Laurent de brèvedent, France

Une belle netteté du sujet . Malgré tout, je trouve les mailles un peu grosses. Peut-être avec un peu de recul?

15 Jan 2010 9:28pm

ajoeh from Mataram, Indonesia

wow, beautiful framing, very unique.

16 Jan 2010 1:30am

Satvik from Columbus, United States

Wonderful shot ! Nice point of view..

16 Jan 2010 1:47am

Mirza Ahmad from Amsterdam, Netherlands

Nicely composed.

16 Jan 2010 2:08am

shoti from Everywhere in the, Philippines

brilliant composition Pavan. it's as if we(the viewers) were there peeping through those holes, ourselves.

16 Jan 2010 3:22am

John Maslowski from Dallas, PA, United States

Impressive image, love the view you created with this shot. Stunning background architecture. Excellent composition, especially the mood you managed to create here.

16 Jan 2010 3:48am

Garfield from Ancaster Ontario, Canada

The richness of color behind the framing is dazzling, Paul. Awesome.

16 Jan 2010 4:51am

SAMANTHA from Canada

Wow! Amazing layers!!

16 Jan 2010 5:11am

Seraphine from San Francisco, United States

oh beloved pavan, i am waiting for thee!
remember bring me a bird and some sweets.

16 Jan 2010 6:05am

jpla from St Barthélémy d'Anjou-49, France

Jolie cette lumière ! Bonne journée.

16 Jan 2010 7:31am

larans from Lund, Sweden

A beautiful and interesting photo. Bravo!

16 Jan 2010 7:52am

Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

An exquisite and elegant image. An excellent composition! Each small box shows a marvel of light and color! Nice capture!

16 Jan 2010 7:57am

Richard Standley from Carquefou, France

A wonderful mosaic composition! Well done Pavan.

16 Jan 2010 8:22am

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

Fantastic shot! I love this! GREAT dof and colours. 5 stars for sure

16 Jan 2010 9:57am

Corinne from France

la beauté révélée par un interstice!

16 Jan 2010 10:46am

Nicolas from Paris, France

Great framing ! It gives envy to go through this grid, to breath and have a full look on the landscape

16 Jan 2010 11:25am

Yvon from Orleans, France

Wow, wonderful capture

16 Jan 2010 12:08pm

Ajay from Pune, India

Amazing observation and a very unusual framing of the whole structure.

16 Jan 2010 2:21pm

don from spokane, United States

The placement of the domes is right on. Beautiful screen in the foreground. Well done.

16 Jan 2010 4:03pm

6ft5 from stockholm, Sweden

_Love_ how the towers are aligning with the fence in the centre.

16 Jan 2010 4:13pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent framing and light balance

16 Jan 2010 5:29pm

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Super composition.

16 Jan 2010 8:21pm

Giovanni from Milan, Italy

Great idea and excellent composition Pavan!
(My little daughter is doing very well, I will post soon a picture of her. Thanks for asking!)

16 Jan 2010 9:36pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Ooo...very effective result.

17 Jan 2010 1:41am

Self-Indulgence from Chicagoland, United States

Pavan, excellent view through the screen. The colors are so vivid too.

17 Jan 2010 2:59am

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

very nice! I am now thinking of what you were doing there... but what i'm sure is tha tyou were very quiet and enjoy the serenity...

17 Jan 2010 3:28am

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

5 stars ! I like this composition a lot

17 Jan 2010 5:54pm

Val37 from Tours, France

J'aime beaucoup la perspective de la ville derrière les croisillons !

17 Jan 2010 5:59pm

Ginnie from Netherlands

Khalil Gibran would smile and be so proud!

17 Jan 2010 6:28pm from Germany

wow! fantastic phot! Love your interpretation and the point of view! Very well seen!

17 Jan 2010 11:06pm

One from Açores, Portugal

Excellent presentation, nice composition, congratulations !

18 Jan 2010 5:02am

Evelyne Dubos from Le Mans, France

Like the point of view trough the lattice window, good idea. And the outside is very beautiful, where is it ( seems to be like Jaisalmer) ?

18 Jan 2010 9:00am

Jason from Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Cool composition! Works really well and excellent framing and focus!

18 Jan 2010 1:31pm

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Beautiful image, nicely framed and with fantastic light and colors.

19 Jan 2010 11:34am

ppeut from Lille, France

A very beautiful picture, I like your choice of composition.

19 Jan 2010 9:47pm

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

very nice !********

24 Jan 2010 6:06am

David Nos from Barcelona, Spain

Very nice framed, wonderful composition and colors showing a beautiful cityscape. Very original picture.

24 Jan 2010 10:41am

crash from Weehawken, United States

excellent focusing!

25 Jan 2010 1:20pm

Nyx Robey from Berkeley, United States

nice framing!

27 Jan 2010 12:09am

CM Kwan from NT, Hong Kong

Beautiful framing, impressive!

27 Jan 2010 1:24pm

omidvahabzadeh from Tehran, Iran

i like it

28 Jan 2010 7:39am

nooshin from Iran

nice shot

14 Jul 2012 6:43am

1/640 second
55 mm