GEORGIA TRIP DIARY – DAY 6 – TBILISI – ECUMENICAL VIEWS - JUMA MOSQUE AND CATHEDRAL

by Antonio Gil April. 20, 2018 2134 views
This mosque is a red-brick building (not very usual) dating from 1895 - Teresa's picture

This mosque is a red-brick building (not very usual) dating from 1895 - Teresa's picture

It is one of the only mosques in the world where Shia and Sunni worship together

It is one of the only mosques in the world where Shia and Sunni worship together

First built in the 1700s by the Ottoman Empire, it has been destroyed and rebuilt three times over the past 300 years - Teresa's picture

First built in the 1700s by the Ottoman Empire, it has been destroyed and rebuilt three times over the past 300 years - Teresa's picture

Teresa's picture

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♫♫ History Never Forgets - Tbilisi's Only Mosque ♫♫

Arabian conquest of the 18th century was entailed with settlement of the Muslim population. According to Platon Ioseliani, the first mosque in Tbilisi was constructed in the 16th century. It was a Shiite mosque constructed on the place of a devastated Christian church according to the wish of the shah Suleiman in 1522. This mosque was removed during the Metekhi bridge construction in 1950. In addition to this one, other Muslim worship places were built in Tbilisi, such as: the Sunnite mosque at the end of the botanical garden, constructed in 1723-1735 during the Osman reign , which was destroyed in the middle of the 17th century. In 1846-1851 the mosque was renovated according to the project of the architect Jovanni Scoudier , but this latter one was also destroyed at the end of the 19th century and the present mosque was constructed on its place.

The eight angled Minaret of the brick mosque draws the attention even from the far distance and is perceived in a different ways from the various sides. The mosque, located at the end of the Botanical garden is the only functioning one at present, and it serves both the Shia and the Sunni Muslims.

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José Manuel 1 year, 7 months ago

#5Nice.

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Antonio Gil Replied to José Manuel 1 year, 7 months ago

Também é a minha preferida.

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Sonia Lamba 1 year, 7 months ago

#3 is my favorite. The colors and the light coming in is so calming 😀 never been inside a mosque yet but I am sure that’s how I am gonna feel.

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Antonio Gil Replied to Sonia Lamba 1 year, 7 months ago

I've been inside a few and it's like being inside a church. Peaceful and quiet. The problem is what people do outside in the name of religion.

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Fascinating series, as always!
Love all the unique perspectives, lovely colors, lighting, shadows, edits and commentary!
Thanks!

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you dear friend. Just another day in the city smile

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Jay Boggess Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

:=D

Cheers!

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels 1 year, 7 months ago

#2 this is beautiful like a post card

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Amy Daniels 1 year, 7 months ago

A postcard from Tbilisi. smile  Thanks dear Amy

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Amy Daniels Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

😊

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Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

Beautiful! Like a time travel - especially #5.

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

I also love that picture, a Catholic building framed by a Muslim one.

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

Architecture is very patient ... - think about Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. wink

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Sigrid Strohschneider-Laue 1 year, 7 months ago

Indeed

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Russell Smith 1 year, 7 months ago

#4 amazing details in the Mosque. To think that 300 years ago they were able to create it and it still stands today. Now if we are lucky something will stand for 20 or 30 years .

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Antonio Gil Replied to Russell Smith 1 year, 7 months ago

And this kind of buildings has suffered earthquakes and so on through all its life and it's still here. Thanks Russel

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Francesc 1 year, 7 months ago

Fantastic perspectives and monuments...Great shots

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Francesc 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks for keeping them in your favs my friend

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Scribe 1 year, 7 months ago

Absolutely Blessed set!

Come, let us pray together
for true hearts have no culture,
no religion, nor racial measures.

Love is humanity's true treasure:
To each our own Divine Saviour,
and if only you and me concurred,
together, we bless the world over sparkling heart

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Antonio Gil Replied to Scribe 1 year, 7 months ago

Your blessed words fit wonderfully well with the title - ecumenical comes to mind. Much obliged dear Scribe, may the Lord (whoever or whatever he will be) be with you

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Scribe Replied to Antonio Gil 1 year, 7 months ago

Thank you, Antonio.
May God always bless you and yours,
and everyone here.

I had to log in and out twice to say this,
but gladness and appreciation wells up
afresh for this set, and makes it all the more
worthwhile. Thanks!

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Scribe 1 year, 7 months ago

Your effort is well understood dear friend. Thank you so much for being so supportive

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Jill Bahm 1 year, 7 months ago

Spectacular! Love the view in #5. The architecture and details of the mosque and the surrounding town are really interesting.

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Jill Bahm 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks Jill. A Cathedral framed by a mosque isn't a everyday view smile

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

Love the streetview in#1,nice pov

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Berckmans Peter 1 year, 7 months ago

Thanks Peter. It was a rather steep street

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Tim Rogers 1 year, 7 months ago

Such an amazing church. I got harassed by gypsies at the bottom of the hill there 😂

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Tim Rogers 1 year, 7 months ago

No gypsies this time smile Thanks Tim

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Manisha Rawat 1 year, 7 months ago

Seems like a disney land...la la frnd. Also love these #7 #8 pictures. Lovely.

1 year, 7 months ago Edited
Antonio Gil Replied to Manisha Rawat 1 year, 7 months ago

Only with a different music smile  Thanks dear Manisha

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