Emin Minaret and Mosque lies along the ancient Silk Road in Turpan, Xinjiang province. Turpan is the city with the lowest elevation in China and is also the hottest place in China. The population here is over 70% Uyghurs and makes for a nice change of pace. Many streets are lined with grape vines which locals sit under to escape the heat.


china, travel, woman, mosque, uyghur, umbrella, person, minaret, turpan, jojo, emin, joanne piechota, white, black


  • Vasile Stan
    Vasile Stanalmost 5 years ago

    Very interesting minaret of a quite large diameter if I compare it to the mosque itself. Were you allowed to enter the mosque and take some shots?

  • transmute
    transmutealmost 5 years ago

    Really nicely composed

  • Joanne Piechota
    Joanne Piechotaalmost 5 years ago

    Thank you both. Yes, I was able to enter, but photos were not permitted inside. It was very beautiful though. I believe it’s the tallest minaret in China.

  • Aleksandra Kurczewska
    Aleksandra Kur...over 4 years ago

    Great shot. It looks cool in b&w. Your last name sounds like polish, Do you come from Poland?

  • Thank you! Yes, I’m half Polish… born in Australia :)

    – Joanne Piechota

  • Aleksandra Kurczewska
    Aleksandra Kur...over 4 years ago

    I’d like to thank you for all your great comments, I really appreaciate it. You are first (almost) polish persone I’ve met here ;)

  • OldaSimek
    OldaSimekover 4 years ago

    beautiful porfolio!

  • Michael Lane
    Michael Laneover 4 years ago

    Love this in black and white

  • AJM Photography
    AJM Photographyabout 4 years ago

    There is a wonderful combination of architectural shapes here, enhanced by the patterns in the sky and tiles and, of course, the main subject – the person with the umbrella. An excellent work in B&W.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment!

    – Joanne Piechota

  • Stephanie Jung
    Stephanie Jungabout 4 years ago

    Amazing work, I really love the sky

  • Chris Lord
    Chris Lordalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful geometry. Sky is perfect. Great capture with an old time feel.

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