Reflecting Pool at Hamza Tomb

Reflecting Pool at Hamza Tomb (new)

Ali Ibn Al-Hamzeh was an especially revered relative of the 7th Imam and was received in a grand tomb in Shiraz, Iran, when he died. The tomb has a beautiful dome, but it is hard to photograph well because of trees and power cables in the way. In frustration I impulsively snapped this reflection of the dome in a pool with a coral-colored water fountain.

Serendipitously, the coral fountain, turquoise pool and faded dome detail work together quite nicely. The dome image, fading into the past, is held in the present by the fountain’s dominant image. I have to be careful to point out the correct orientation of this image when I have it framed. Twice, very competent framers have hung it upside-down.


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