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Pergamon

I didn't really like the Pergamon in Berlin, but then you should make up your own mind about it I suppose.

2008-11-21 16:58:44

An Islamic Facade

For those who are culturally clueless (insofar as non-western art goes), Islamic art does not allow depictions of nature such as animals or people, and so has evolved around using intricate symmetrical shapes and holy scripture.

It's worked out quite well, actually.

2008-11-21 16:54:56

Another facade

While I've not been to the Alhambra (yet), this does remind me of it (insofar as that is possible... >_>)

As for those who never heard of the Alhambra, shame on you: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alhambra

2008-11-21 16:52:04

A door to nowhere

I will admit, I worked a little bit of magic on this image. But unless you can tell me exactly what I did, you clearly didn't notice so it's okay =)

2008-11-21 16:51:36

The face of ancience

This is one of the show pieces at the Pergamom. One can see why. One can also see there's not a lot of it left =/

2008-11-21 16:51:11

Fez.. cap?

For no reason that we could figure, there was also "modern design" on exposition. This headware would be hilariously illegal in Turkey (banned for religious reasons) and unwearable in Egypt or Algeria (where the fez indicates a certain ... political... view)

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