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Panorama of Baščaršija

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Object:Panorama of Baščaršija
Description:Panorama of Baščaršija and Sarajevo’s old town. In the centre of the wide-format picture, a poplar tree flanks Baščaršija Mosque. To its left, the cupolas of Brusa bezistan are seen and behind them, the large low cupola of the Ashkenaz synagogue and the tower of Saborna crkva. To the right of Baščaršija Mosque is the large complex of the Gazi Husrev-beg Foundation (Gazi Husrev-begov vakuf), with Gazi Husrev-beg Mosque and a tiny part of Sahat kula (clock tower) and the college building (Gazi Husrev-begova medresa) visible. Behind it are the towers of the catholic cathedral (Katedrala Srca Isusa).
Comment:Analogue photographic process, negative-positive (Agfa Isopan 17 DIN). Original preserved as a negative, stored as a negative and a digital record.
Location:Sarajevo, Baščaršija
Country:Bosnia and Herzegovina (contemporary)
Yugoslavia (historical)
Creator:Akšamija, Alija M.
Dimensions:Positive: 220mm x 122mm
Keywords:100 Orientation > 103 Place Names
130 Geography > 131 Location
340 Structures > 341 Architecture
340 Structures > 346 Religious and Educational Structures
Bibliography:Akšamija, Mehmed A. (2015): Alija M. Akšamija – Monografija arhivografije. Sarajevo: BANU. Vol. I, 102–103.
Copyright:Mehmed A. Akšamija
Archive:Alija M. Akšamija private collection, Sarajevo (Collection Sarajevski ciklus 1938./39. – Panorame i vedute Sarajeva, Baščaršija (džamije, 'Templ' sinagoga, Saborna crkva, Katedrala srca Isusova...)), Inv. No.: A.M.A. N 71 39
Editors:Mehmed A. Akšamija, Kristina Ilić, Nataša Mišković