High Angle (169/365)

by Lee Santiva June. 18, 2019 257 views
Quote: "Gather as much gold as you need, and as much wisdom as you can"

Quote: "Gather as much gold as you need, and as much wisdom as you can"

These captures were taken at a mosque in the gardens of the Summer Palace in Schwetzingen Germany. Since I recently posted images from a Catholic church, now for equal handling of the world religions, here are images from a Muslim mosque.

I wasn't sure what was meant by "high angle" for today's challenge: looking up or looking down? So I assumed the mathematical definition which would be a larger than normal angle to the object.

Ceiling of the mosque in Schwetzingen Schloss, Germany

Ceiling of the mosque in Schwetzingen Schloss, Germany

Without a wide-angle lens, I found it difficult to capture the round dome and wasn't sure if I should even post it.

Dome of the mosque in the Schwetzingen Summer Palace gardens, Germany

Dome of the mosque in the Schwetzingen Summer Palace gardens, Germany

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Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 10 months ago

I was raised Catholic, and in the earlier years of my youth, Catholics were not allowed to set foot in ANY church that was not Catholic.  I don't think that rule is in place any longer (you may have guessed that other (more) restrictive rules caused me to abandon Catholicism).

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Lee Santiva Replied to Bob Rosenberg 1 year, 10 months ago

Really, not allowed to go into any other church? Wow.  That's interesting, I never heard that before, it seems rather extreme. The mosque in my blog was built to improve religious tolerance in Germany. And the information that they were not allowed in other churches helps to understand why , since  Catholic church has been a very powerful institution in Europe for thousands of years especially back then in 1790's.

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Bob Rosenberg Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

Yeah, the Catholic church was incredibly strict back in my youth.  For example, if you died with a mortal sin on your soul, you went to hell - absolutely and regardless of everything else in your life.  Now, missing church on a Sunday was a mortal sin.  And the only way to get a mortal sin removed was to go to confession.  The problem there was that confession was only held on Saturdays.  So, if you missed church on a Sunday, you were at risk of spending eternity in hell if you happened to die before you could get to your first available confession 6 days later.  Also, birth control (other than "rhythm") was a mortal sin.  As an 18 year old boy, that one sure didn't sit well with me.  ;)  
Anyway, that and several other things caused me to abandon Catholicism.

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Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

I am glad you posted the photo of the dome, it is very pretty. Quite honestly I have never been inside a mosque. I've taken many photos of inside of churches but never of  a mosque, wasn't sure it was allowed.

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Lee Santiva Replied to Camellia Staab 1 year, 10 months ago

It‘s a museum now and was originally built in 1792 to encourage more religious tolerance. It was used as a mosque intermittently, the last time was around 30 years ago.
In the years immediately following  WW II Americans used it as a Jazz Club.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

Interesting information. Thanks for sharing Lee smile

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Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

Love the perspectives, soft colors and great details!

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Lee Santiva Replied to Jay Boggess 1 year, 10 months ago

Thank you Jay!

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Jay Boggess Replied to Lee Santiva 1 year, 10 months ago

smile+1

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