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View Poll Results: Which one was built better?
Pisa Tower 29 70.73%
Jame Mosque 12 29.27%
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Old July 17th, 2010, 06:12 PM   #1
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Pisa Tower vs. Jomeh Mosque (European Romanesque & Persian Muzaffarid Architecture)

Around the year 1350 AD, two of the tallest buildings in the world were built, Jomeh Mosque in Yazd, Iran and Pisa Tower in Pisa, Italy, both of them are about 55 meters high.

















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Old July 17th, 2010, 08:27 PM   #2
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These type of threads never last, through it is ever apparent that that Pisa takes the crown.

Italy needs to devote more of its GDP towards the upkeep and restoration of its national monuments.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #3
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in my eyes Mosques are ugly ... pisa ftw!
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Old July 18th, 2010, 01:16 AM   #4
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The poll question's funny: "which one was built better?". Well one of them's falling over
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Old July 18th, 2010, 10:26 PM   #5
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Obviously the mosque was built better
But Pisa Tower is more complex and more beautiful!
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Old July 19th, 2010, 04:22 AM   #6
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As a Westerner, I have to say Pisa.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 04:39 AM   #7
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Are you saying that these two were the tallest buildings in the world at the time?
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Old July 19th, 2010, 06:38 AM   #8
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jame mosque simply beautiful.detailed and exotic.

pisa mostly plain. grey...nothing.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 08:59 AM   #9
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Pisa is western architecture at it's core.

Since our civilisation and culture is better than the islamic; I'd have to go for the tower.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:05 AM   #10
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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:07 AM   #11
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may be the mosque is most beautiful & of course well done but since i dont like mosque i have to give my vote to pisa
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in my eyes Mosques are ugly ... pisa ftw!
Are you serious I never met anyone going to Istanbul without falling in love with the architecture. Those mosks are incredible.

I have seen neither one of these - apart from photo's - so no opinion
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yes I was serious i just dont like that "architecture" ...
its not because you like it that everyone need the same opinion as you do.
even the colors are
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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:43 PM   #14
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Well, of course not. I was just surprised. It's like saying 'I don't like churches'. It's not something you hear everyday.
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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:53 PM   #15
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im not a fan of arabic looking buildings and i never will
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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:55 PM   #16
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I sense a threadclosing event. Alot of the bigotry and hate coming up methinks...
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Usually I do like European architecture better then Middle East architecture from the renaissance period but this is the odd case where I don't.

This looks to be one of the more elegant Mosque I have seen and I have always though Pisa Tower was a bit overated......
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Old July 20th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #18
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Are you serious I never met anyone going to Istanbul without falling in love with the architecture. Those mosks are incredible.

I have seen neither one of these - apart from photo's - so no opinion
Except most moskques are converted churches. Hagia Sophia is anyway.

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Old July 20th, 2010, 03:43 PM   #19
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^You're being utterly ridiculous. The thread is about these two buildings and not about which civilization or culture you think is "superior".
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Except most moskques are converted churches. Hagia Sophia is anyway.
Well Hagia Sophia is neither church nor mosque these days - it is a museum dedicated to both the building as mosque and the building as cathedral (you can see both layers of decoration, and the scars of numerous earthquakes since it was built - in the year 360, when the city was still capital of the East Roman Empire)

But obviously, Ottoman mosque architecture is based on this great Byzantine Cathedral - one of the most impressive ever built. So, if it's of any importance to you, you can be a proud Christian everytime you see a great dome-on-halfdomes-on-quarterdomes-structured-mosque.
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