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abu dhabi 001_09
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Copyright: ro estoque (roald) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 64 W: 57 N: 65] (773)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-11-07
Categories: Architecture
Camera: Canon EOS 40 D, Sigma 18-200mm F3.5-6.3 DC OS, Kenko UV 72mm
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-13 2:42
Viewed: 1401
Points: 2
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EAST meets WEST
from wikipedia:
Sheikh Zayed Mosque (Arabic: مسجد الشيخ زايد) in Abu Dhabi is the largest mosque in the United Arab Emirates and the eighth largest mosque in the world.[1][2][3] It is named after Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and the first President of the United Arab Emirates, who is also buried there. The mosque was officially opened in the Islamic month of Ramadan in 2007.
The Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority announced that tours of the mosques will be given to both Muslims and non-Muslims beginning in mid-March 2008 in order to promote cultural and religious understanding.[4]
The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture, the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca being direct influences. The dome layout and floorplan of the mosque was inspired by the Badshahi Mosque and the architecture was inspired by both Mughal and Moorish design, particularly the Badshahi Mosque and the Hassan II Mosque. Its archways are quintessentially Moorish and its minarets classically Arab. The design of the mosque can be best described as a fusion of Arab, Mughal and Moorish architecture.


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-13 5:08]

Hi Ro...
Beautiful architecture details...
Nice shot with so nice timing...
Have a nice weekend...
Regards...
Andro

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