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Old May 16th, 2012, 04:58 PM   #1
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World's Most Beautiful Courtyards

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Courtyards of Goharshad Turquoise Mosque in Mashhad

Turquoise is a blue/yellow/green semi-precious stone: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turquoise As you read, this deposit, which is blue naturally, and turns green when heated due to dehyration, is restricted to a mine-riddled region in Nishapur, the 2,012-metre (6,601 ft) mountain peak of Ali-mersai, which is tens of kilometers from Mashhad.



General view of 600 years old Goharshad Mosque, its 55 meter high dome is one of the tallest ones among all mosques:



Courtyards of Goharshad Mosque:













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Courtyard located in the Palace of the Columns, Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico
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"Lugar de los Muertos" by RCONDEM, on Flickr

Courtyard located in the Museo de Arte, Queretaro, Queretaro, Mexico
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Courtyard of Shah Abbas Caravanserai/Hotel in Isfahan:













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Versailles: La Cour de Marbre et La Cour Royale

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La Cour de Marbre et la Cour royale (Château de Versailles) by dalbera, on Flickr

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Le fantôme de la Cour de Marbre by mamnic47, on Flickr

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Reflets de Versailles... 3/4 by mamnic47, on Flickr
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Alhambra: Court of the Lions

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Alhambra Courtyard by alister, on Flickr

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Duel in the Sun by KGHofSF, on Flickr
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AL FRESCO DINING SPOT.
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Milan, Ospedale Maggiore also known as Ca' Granda - Corte d'onore

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Milan, Ospedale Maggiore also known as Ca' Granda - Chiostro dei bagni


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amazing pics of milan
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El Patriarca (Valencia, Spain)
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I would like to thank all active members of this forum thread for sharing such excellent pictures. I have seen some of the world's best courtyards here, which completely pleased me with their stunning architecture richness.
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