This is a picture of the most famous mosque in Brunei, which features gold domes, taken against the contrasting foreground of houses in the water village with their tin roofs.
Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien Mosque is a royal Islamic mosque located in Bandar Seri Begawan, the capital of the Sultanate of Brunei. The mosque considered one of the most beautiful mosques in the Asia Pacific and a major landmark and tourist attraction of Brunei.
Named after Omar Ali Saifuddien III, the 28th Sultan of Brunei, the mosque as a symbol of the Islamic faith in Brunei dominates the skyline of Bandar Seri Begawan. The building was completed in 1958 and is an example of modern Islamic architecture.
Kampong Ayer, or the Water Village (Malay: Kampong Ayer) is an area of Brunei's capital city Bandar Seri Begawan that is situated after the Brunei Bay. 39,000 people live in the Water Village. This represents roughly ten percent of the nation's total population. All of the Water Village buildings are constructed on stilts above the Brunei River.
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Propofol (1790) 2007-02-03 23:10
Welcome to TrekEarth. I like your first submission - the contrast between the poor tin roofs and the opulent domes in the distance is striking. Well done, thanks for sharing it, and keep posting!
nmess (2301) 2007-02-03 23:43
Wonderful first post Muhammad. I love the contrast between the tin roofs and gold domes. Your colors are very good. Only suggestion I can make is to upload a bigger version.
Welcome to TE!
zo_tos (1084) 2007-03-07 7:12
nice shot, colours are suberb, what is the water village? can you write something more? thanx for sharing my friend,
tomauer (316) 2007-03-30 11:59
Very nice, and to answer zo_tos's question, the Water villages is a funnily enough a village on water, sometimes called the Venice of Asia.. It's a beautiful area, apparently its the poorer area of Brunei, which is hard to do. When i went there they had plasma TV's and BMW's for cars! hehehe
I like the comparison on your photo, rich vs poor.. Nice contrast and all! nice.
The gold tint, reflecting off the minarets are perfect!
rjb874 (597) 2007-08-17 6:42
Exciting and exotic. Very pleasing.
padang (126) 2008-02-10 5:35
Overall i like this picture, but i think wuold be better if the composition is a little bit higher to avoid the lowest rooftop and get more sky. IMHO.
But, it's nice..