In 1992 Sultan Qaboos directed that his country of Oman should have a Grand Mosque. A competition for its design took place in 1993 and after a site was chosen at Bausher construction commenced in 1995. Building work, which was undertaken by Carillion Alawi LLC took six years and four months.
The Mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The main musalla (prayer hall) is square (external dimensions 74.4 x 74.4 metres) with a central dome rising to a height of fifty metres above the floor. The dome and the main minaret (90 metres) and four flanking minarets (45.5 metres) are the mosque’s chief visual features. The main musalla can hold over 6,500 worshippers, while the women’s musalla can accommodate 750 worshipers. The outer paved ground can hold 8,000 worshipers and there is additional space available in the interior courtyard and the passageways, making a total capacity of up to 20,000 worshipers. (Wikipedia)
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SnapRJW (31629) 2012-05-01 11:31
Hello Livia - What a finely managed and attractive shot. You have managed the light beautifully and I am impressed by your neat composition with all the fine details. The small figure dressed in blue draws the eye through the arched doorways. Top class work, very well done. Best regards rosemary
worldcitizen (7890) 2012-05-01 12:34
I like the wonderful reflections and depth in this photo. The Islamic architecture is also beautiful, and the small, blue figure in the distance adds a nice human presence to the scene. Good job with the difficult lighting, too.
Oceania (5202) 2012-05-01 13:40
The Islamic Architecture is so beautiful.
yquem46 (38750) 2012-05-01 13:42
I like the mirror effect of the pavement in this beautiful and elegant architecture picture
The blue cloth at the very end of the corridor adds to the compo as a color contrast
have a nice evening
ciakgiak (30423) 2012-05-01 13:53
davvero ottimo il controllo della luce in queste condizioni non facili.
bella foto di interni con riflessi davvero speciali.
Un caro saluto
JFS (32459) 2012-05-01 22:35
Impressive shot and superb depth of field. The sharpness is remarkable too. Good work!
prasun984 (5590) 2012-05-01 23:55
A very impressive shot with nice chosen POV! excellent reflection play and superb clarity. the lonely man at BG add a great touch. very well done.
batalay (37449) 2012-05-06 22:34
The beautifully composed shot celebrates the symmetry of the edifice, with the reflections on the polished floors accentuating the repeated arches. The man in the blue outfit, presumably a cleaner, adds a highlight color to the otherwise earthy tones of brown. I have never been to Oman. It is good to see the photo from this distant land in the Persian Gulf.
Warm regards, Livia.
Silvio1953 (133778) 2012-06-04 3:58
Ciao Livia, gran bella tutta la tua serie dall'Oman, quest è la mia preferita, splendida prospettiva sul fantastico interno, magnifico il riflesso sulla pavimentazione tirata a lucido, gran bell'ambiente da mille e una notte, bravissima, un abbraccio Silvio
gervaso (12488) 2012-09-22 14:55
The place is wonderful and you've chosen an excellent POV to show it, with beautiful reflections on the floor! The lighting is just perfect! Wonderful job!
mesutilgim (90698) 2012-10-03 4:58
Very nice capture from Oman.
Perfect pov and perfect layout with almost nill distortion.
Very nice reflections on marble floor and many interesting notes.
TFS and best regards
Valensiaa (244) 2013-10-18 3:23
Magical reflections, beautiful architecture.
Thank you for sharing it.
- Copyright: Livia Comandini (lestans) (17152)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2012-04-10
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon EOS 7 D, Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
- Exposure: f/22, 1/10 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2012-05-01 8:20