Not far from Jakarta you can find the most incredible sight: a Gold Domed Mosque!
In Indonesia itís known as Masjid Kubah Mas, or otherwise as Masjid Dian Al-Mahri, and itís built on a plot of 80 hectares surrounded by fruit trees and a few other large and luxurious buildings.
No expense was spared in constructing the mosque: itís absolutely incredible. Just imagine: all the domes, pillars, chandeliers and other ornaments are covered by pure 24 carrat gold!!
In addition, some of the building materials are imported as well. The granite for example came from Italy, Spain, Norway, and Brazil.
Incredibly, this mosque was built by a successful businesswoman from Serang named Dian Juriah Maimun Al-Rasyid.
Thereís still a lot of poverty in Indonesia, and arriving at the mosque after driving through run down and impoverished neighborhoods certainly raises a few interesting questions as to whether the money was wisely spent or not.
It wasnít easy to photograph the mosque as it was night and there were lots of reflections from bright lights, so I used a tripod and got three shots which I then processed into an HDR image using Photoshop.
For more info on this mosque please visit my blog.
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mkamionka (39137) 2009-06-17 2:59
very interesting piece of architecture. Nice presentation,
hopsy_life (101) 2009-06-17 3:08
Composition, colours, light, sharpness, all the little details are very nicely captured. Well done.
sacavem (18620) 2009-06-17 3:12
Wonderful composition, nice use of the blue hour. well captured. Very sharp and you got an excellent pov.
popsick (635) 2009-06-27 18:48
wow, ive visited this mosque, and prayed inside.
also took some pictures of it. but none of them like this one. great work, mate ;)
areque (267) 2009-07-24 8:15
Nice metering n sharp...