My best selling and most highly acclaimed photograph (not that that’s saying much!). The Kalon Mosque mosque in Bukhara, Uzbekistan. Famous for having one of the world’s largest minarets (which is still standing). It is also well known that Genghis Khan never entered cities that he conquered, having no interest in leaving his native wide-open steppe. However he did enter Bukhara and according to one story, he rode into this mosque and asked one of the imams, “Where is your God now to save you?” When the imam failed to answer, Genghis Khan slayed him and then ‘preached’ to the clerics, saying he was Allah’s punishment for the sins of the city.
I liked the effect of the bright sun from the shadows of the entrance to the courtyard and of course the silhouette of the awestruck tourist.