Saturday, November 3, 2012

Pe Drumul Matasii in Uzbekistan 16. Moscheea Juma din Khiva / On the Silk Road in Uzbekistan 16. Dzhuma Mosque in Khiva

In Khiva Khanate have been 79 mosques, as travelers from the tenth century say. They were built of mud brick, on donations from rich people. The ruthless time destroyed them, so some have been renovated, and some demolished. The best known old mosque in Ichan-Kala is Dzhuma Mosque.

Not far from Ota Darwoza and Kalta Minor Minaret you can find the Dzhuma Mosque or Friday Mosque, built starting with the 10th century, and finished to the end of the XVIIIth century. In a large hall of 55x46m, 213 wood pillars sustain the ceiling. Some of them are beautifully adorned with Khorezmian motiffs. The light enters through ceiling openings. It is possible to enter the hall on four sides.

Dupa cum marturisesc calatori ai vremii, in secolul al X-lea, in hanatul Khivei, au existat 79 de moschei. Ele erau construite din caramizi nearse si se ridicau din banii donati de cei bogati, de aceea le purtau numele. In timp, multe s-au deteriorat. Unele au fost renovate, altele demolate. Moscheea veche mai cunoscuta din Ichan-Kala, care poate fi vizitata astazi, este Moscheea Juma.

Moscheea Juma sau Moscheea de Vineri se afla nu departe de Ota Darwoza si de minaretul Kalta Minor. Este o constructie mai neobisnuita, alcatuita dintr-o singura sala mare, de 55x46 m, cu 213 stalpi din lemn, datand din diferite perioade de constructie. Mentionata in secolul al X-lea, moscheea a fost terminata abia la sfarsitul secolului al XVIII-lea. Ceea ce se vede astazi dateaza mai ales din acea perioada. Stalpii sunt asezati la 3.15 m distanta unul de altul, unii dintre ei fiind frumos sculptati cu motive din Khorezm. Prin doua luminatoare lumina intra prin tavan, creind a atmosfera blanda, cu lumina semidifuza. In moschee se poate intra prin patru parti. Inauntru, cateva femei si-au gasit loc pentru vanzarea produselor lor dar nu prea au spor...
 Moscheea Juma
 poarta de intrare

28 comments:

VP said...

Great building, amazing images...

Joop Zand said...

Lovely detail pictures...... nice work again my friend.

Greetings, Joop

Have you seen my second blog, might like to have a look?
http://joopzandfotografie.blogspot.nl

Rosemary said...

Hello and nice to meet you, I look forward to travelling with you through your blog to all the magnificent places you visit :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, VP! I wish you a nice November weekend, like our day here, yesterday (a real Indian summer day)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Joop! I saw the new blog and I appreciate the size of the photos.

Traveling Hawk said...

Hi, Rosemary, and nice to meet you too! I'm glad you intend to come with me! Meanwhile, perhaps you want to see how I saw Canada through my lens:)

cartim said...

Mi se pare deosebita , poate pentu ca este mai simpla.

Se pare ca sunt comoti ascunse acolo pe care citindu-ti blogul le descopar spunadu-mi ca merita vazute...

Traveling Hawk said...

Daca te referi la comorile de pe Drumul Matasii, cu siguranta ele trebuie descoperite, cartim!

Multumesc pentru vizita. Sa ai un weekend placut, ca ziua magnifica de ieri!

ANITA said...

Beautifuls!!!!!!!))ohh i cant say how much i love this!!Thanx for sharing!!))

Helma said...

Another beautiful series of pictures of how it was then.
Beautiful details let you see again. Very impressive.

Traveling Hawk said...

You are welcome, Anita! I'm glad you enjoy.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Helma, for being here!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Very unique columns !

Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

Love the first photo. Those pillars do have some wonderful, intricate carvings. Do Muslims still go there to worship?

Randy said...

Beautiful columns.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, Wong!

Traveling Hawk said...

Occasionaly, I think, Duncan. In photo no. 5 you see a believer praying but they do not have ceremonies anymore in the Old Town. The new mosques are outside the walls.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Randy!

rama said...

I really love the the big door, it is so beautiful.(the last picture)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thank you, rama, for your visit and comment.

Doug Hickok said...

You give us a real sense of the ancient age and importance here TH.

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks for the comment, Doug!

Rizalenio said...

I love wood carvings, their textures and esp the smell. Wonderful photos, Traveling Hawk.

Have a nice week ahead. :)

Traveling Hawk said...

Thanks, Rizalenio. You too!

ruma said...

Hello, Traveling Hawk.

  Your exquisite work leads my impression.
  The passion for the art.  It is universal.

  Thank you visit to my garden.
  The prayer for all peace.

Have a good weekend. From Japan, ruma❃

Traveling Hawk said...

You are welcome, ruma. Thank you for your visit, too!

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Traveling Hawk said...

thanks a lot!