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Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque
"With it soaring minarets and golden dome, the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is an oasis of tranquillity within the bustle of downtown Bandar. Completed in 1958, it is built of Italian marble, gold mosaic and English stained glass, but with craftsmanship that reflects classical Islamic architecture.
Beside the mosque and anchored in a lagoon is a replica of a 16th-century mahligai, or royal barge, where religious ceremonies such as Holy Quran readings were staged during the 1960s and early 1970s."
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Cos (1562) 2005-05-05 9:32
A beautiful shot of beautiful architecture! The detail, sharpness and colours are excellent. I like the composition of the barge in front of the mosque. I agree with Jean-Yves that it would be nice to have less sky and more reflection. I like the way you frame your shots.
richtersl (3546) 2005-05-05 11:52
The soft colors and reflections make this a very pretty composition. Although a bright blue sky would have been nice to have, I like the rain clouds because of the way the blend in with the colors of the boat and the building.
jcandeli (40) 2005-05-05 12:38
Amazing sharpness! Only 4 points for this?? Sometimes I don't get this website! :) Beautiful lighting. Very nice! JP
Kenny10pin (19301) 2005-05-05 21:20
interesting shot, I like the buildings here, however I would just brighten it up a little, well done though, thanks for sharing
greg64g (11193) 2005-05-06 2:31
very nice picture, the building is very impressive, the barge too.
PixelTerror (0) 2005-05-06 3:32
Brunei is a nice but unknown country in Europe and I began to discover its beauties with Aloysius here on TE, I like too the view you present here, the architecture is splendid, the light good and the reflections lovely, you could just have framed a bit lower to have less sky and include the full reflection.
Have a nice day,
- Copyright: Kenneth Lam (overcome) (1109)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-10
- Categories: Architecture, Artwork
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Travelogue: Long journey
- Theme(s): Mosques and Minarets - An Outside Look [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2005-05-05 8:30
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