Minaret

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The minaret of the Kairaouine Mosque (Al-Qarawiyyin Mosque). Fez, Morocco. June 4, 2007.
Alai Minar and Qutb Minar. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006. Alauddin Khilji started building the Alai Minar, after he had doubled the size of Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque. He conceived this tower to be two times higher than Qutb Minar in proportion with the enlarged mosque. The construction was however abandoned, just after the completion of the 24.5-metre-high (80 ft) first-story core; soon after death of Ala-ud-din in 1316, and never taken up by his successors of Khilji dynasty.
Qutb Minar. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
Islamic calligraphy on Qutb Minar. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
View of the Qutb Minar, looking up from its foot. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
View of Qutb Minar. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
View of Qutb Minar from the courtyard of Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
Entrance to the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
View of entrance to the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque and Qutb Minar. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
Entrance to the Quwwat ul-Islam Mosque and Qutb Minar. Qutb Complex, Delhi, India. June 2006.
Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III) and minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
General view of Obelisk of Theodosius (Obelisk of Tuthmosis III) and minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
One of the minarets of Blue Mosque. Istanbul, Turkey. 2012 April 23.
The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The gingerbread houses of Old Sana’a and the large gate of Bab al Yemen are extraordinary sites to see. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown. The small alleyways lined with stones leading to the souq still fill the air with scents of sweet spices. So much of this magnificent city and its ways are palpable today as they...
Minaret and traditional old houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17.
Traditional architecture in the old city of Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The minarets of ancient mosques still call Muslims to prayer even at odd hours of the early mornings, afternoons, and sundown.
One of the world's oldest cities, and its rich history reveals itself throughout the narrow streets lined with centuries-old buildings. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 16.
The most authentic and significant examples of the extraordinary urban civilization. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. Situated in a mountain valley at an altitude of 2,200 m, Sana’a has been inhabited for more than 2,500 years. The ochre of the buildings blends into the bistre-colored earth of the nearby mountains. Within the city, minarets pierce the skyline and spacious green bustans (gardens) are scattered between the densely packed houses, mosques, bath buildings and caravanserais.
Old minaret and traditional multi-storey houses. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The houses and public buildings of Sana'a, which have become vulnerable as a result of contemporary social changes, are an outstanding example of a traditional, Islamic human settlement.
Tower houses and mosque minaret in old Sana'a. Yemen. 2005 January 17. Old Sana'a is a unique jewel of Arab Muslim architecture and urbanism.
The oldest inhabited place in the world. Sana'a, Yemen. 2005 January 17. The city is ancient, having been inhabited for more than 2,500 years, and has a rich religious heritage with 103 mosques and over 6,000 houses built before the 11th century.
Minaret of Qaitbay of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Close view of Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Detail from Minaret of Qaitbay. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Courtyard and Minaret of the Bride. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Courtyard and Minaret of the Bride of Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Minaret of the Bride. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.
Close view of the Minaret of the Bride. Umayyad Mosque. Damascus, Syria. 2005 June 04.