The Dark Side by danyeidphotography

I don’t consider myself a fine art photographer, but sometimes i see things in a different perspective. The sheikh Zayed grand mosque in Abu Dhabi is a unique design & a good mix of modern and traditional culture. First class craftsmanship everywhere.

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Pillars and Domes (please view on black) by sandtasticdays

Gradually getting cooler every day and it even dropped below 40 degrees this week but more importantly the humidity is dropping. looking forward to returning to the Mosque and looking for new angles and compositions.

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Inner Light… by CharlieJoe

Better on Black. Sun sets behind Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi.
This is my 10th Photo in 500px Editors’ Choice ! Do check out my other 500px Editors’ Choice photos or my City & Architecture Photos.

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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque – The Overview by ThomasUttich

The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque’s design and construction “unites the world”, using artisans and materials from many countries including Italy, Germany, Morocco, Pakistan, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran, China, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Greece and United Arab Emirates. Natural materials were chosen for much of its design and construction due to their long-lasting qualities, including marble stone, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics.

The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by Persian, Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture, particularly the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco being direct influences. The dome layout and floorplan of the mosque was inspired by the Badshahi Mosque and the architecture was inspired by Persian, Mughal and Moorish design. Its archways are quintessentially Moorish and its minarets classically Arab. The design of the mosque can be best described as a fusion of Arab, Persian, Mughal and Moorish architecture.

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