The wonderful mosaic courtyard, created with the use of black and white pebbles, of the Süleyman Mosque in Rhodes Old Town, on the Island of Rhodes, Greece.

Known as Cholkakia Mosaics, this method has been used in the Dodecanese since Byzantine times.

Rhodes is a Greek island approximately 18 kilometres (11 mi) Southwest of Turkey in the Eastern Aegean Sea. It is the largest of the Dodecanese islands.

The medieval Old Town of the City of Rhodes is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Single RAW image Tonemapped in Photomatix Pro 3.2.7. Some perspective correction applied in PS Elements 8.

Camera: Canon EOS 450D (Digital Rebel XSi in the USA)
Lens: Sigma 18-200mm
ISO: 200


Related shots can be found at Rhodes, Greece or Eastern Meditteranean.

Another example of this type of mosaic can be found by clicking on the image below:
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  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawover 4 years ago

    nice image Tom!

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • Thank you kindly Bob …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherover 4 years ago

    lovely catch

  • Thank you so much Sean …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Julie Everhart
    Julie Everhartover 4 years ago
  • Colin J Williams Photography
    Colin J Willia...over 4 years ago

    This is superb work !! – Colin

  • Thank you so much Colin …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago

    Stunning shot with all the patterns etc in it Tom. Good colours too, who took it? hehehe

  • Hehe, you are asking for a slap mate …

    – Tom Gomez

  • klikker
    klikkerover 4 years ago


  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsyover 4 years ago

    Beautiful and it must have taken some time putting each pebble into the pattern…

  • Thank you Carol, I imagine it must have taken some time to get it right …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Antoine Dagobert
    Antoine Dagobertover 4 years ago

    very nice it!

  • Thank you kindly Ant …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    This is so interesting – so much to see but the mosiac groundwork is just awesome – thanks for the info on that.

  • So glad you like it Rose …

    – Tom Gomez

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...over 4 years ago

    wonderful capture Tom.x

  • Thank you kindly dear Catherine …

    – Tom Gomez

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