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‘Tetovo’s Painted Mosque - 5’


The two girls sitting on the wall immediately recognized me as a foreigner and spoke to me in German. They turned out to be Albanian Macedonian and lived in Switzerland.
The man sitting next to them is their father.
Many residents of Tetovo have emigrated to Switzerland.

In the WS a photo of a mausoleum (the ‘türbe') houses the resting places of Hurshida and Mensure, two sisters who financed the construction of the mosque in 1438.
In the Ottoman Empire a tomb was called a ‘türbe’.
Most mosques of the time had sultans, beys or pashas who financed their constructions, but the Šarena Džamija, was financed by two sisters who lived in Tetovo.

The second picture was taken inside the mosque.

Here ends my report about a mosque that I personally found particularly beautiful. It wasn't the biggest I've ever seen. Nor the richest. But the most money does not necessarily yield the most beautiful.

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  • Copyright: Paul VDV (PaulVDV) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6458 W: 22 N: 15182] (60013)
  • Genre: Pessoas
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2018-07-14
  • Exposição: f/0.1, 30 segundos
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original, Workshop
  • Date Submitted: 2021-11-25 3:21
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