Masjid-Ul-Haram is the greatest and the holiest place of worship of muslims in the world. In the center of it, a cubic stone building (6x6x6 metre ) called Ka'bah is situated which was built by Prophet Abraham and his son about 3000 years ago. All the muslims in any place on the earth, face toward Ka'bah for their daily ritual prayers. Masjid-Ul-Haram was first built around Ka'bah about 1400 years ago but it has been extended enormously in last 40 years. Currently its area is about 360000 sq metres and can accomodate 330000 people. The building has 95 gates out of which 5 are the main ones.
The picture shows a veiw of Malik_AbdulLAziz gate. The towers, or minaret, beside the gate are 92 metrs high.
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nickthegreek82 (1708) 2004-10-15 16:45
Well done Amir.This is a very nice night shot of this , really , interesting place.!
zeus (1462) 2004-10-15 16:53
this is really a great shot with the night and the lights very balanced. Also the people in so small size compared with the whole place gives the grandiosity of this monument.
scalerman (26900) 2004-10-15 17:01
superb night shot. detail through the rough. wouldn't change a thing.
DuFrank (150) 2004-10-15 17:04
Great exposure, Amir! The pale clean light gives the place a magical glow. Good composition too. A perfect image with interesting info on the side. Thanks for sharing!
alainh (35587) 2004-10-16 5:11
A very good shot with a good getion of the light.
PixelTerror (0) 2004-10-16 5:50
Hi Amir, it's a superb photo that shows which beautiful achievements can be created by Muslim believers. Your framing as well as the light and the colors are superb, the many people around show how important the place is and your note is superb too.
cetrocomix (309) 2004-10-16 17:51
Hello Amir! Really really beautiful! I like the contrasts dark sky, the lighty places with people at the bottom, the minarets. It's not easy to take pictures by nihght but in this case it's sharp with good exposure. Congrat!
bibiweb (8) 2004-10-16 18:17
This is an excellent night shot. I really like the contraste between the well-lit plaza where you can see details of all the activity going on and the dark sky at the top where only the towers stand out.
An this is a seldom seen place too!
Very good job. Thank you Amir.
cessy (13647) 2004-12-17 8:41
excellent night shot of this beautiful shot, I hope you can share how you can take this fabulous picture. thank you for sharing
dmitriy55 (275) 2005-01-13 0:25
The Masjid-Ul-Haram stands so brights against the dark Arabian night that I had an illusion of a snowy winter for a second. (Can you believe that? ;-)) Both the PoV and the colors are excellent in this nighttime shot. However, it might benifit from a little sharpening.
stranger (726) 2005-03-10 14:00
very nice photo ... the vertical direction helps the viewer to understand the greatness of the place ... the colorful clothes of muslim walking in & out is so cool too ...
great capture & well done :)
I liked it ...
jbweasle (9393) 2005-04-01 10:37
A wonderful night shot of a fabulous building Amir. It's a shame that as a non-Moslem I will never be able to see this spectacular sight with my own eyes. So special thanks for sharing this with us on TE. Great note too.
roconnell (327) 2005-05-02 18:33
A beautiful night view of this very special place. The importance is emphasized by the number of people outside the gate, even at in the evening.
azadys (717) 2005-05-08 12:11
one of the best pic from masjed-ul-haram.
Paolo (41222) 2005-05-12 7:37
Excellent image Amir.
colorful, with a great artificial light.
the POV is fantastic to see how big is the building!
thanks also for the note.
atilgone (0) 2005-08-03 8:22
this is also good! I like it so much too.
Aldin_K (14) 2005-08-17 22:54
Wow, it's so beautiful, hope one day I'll visit Mecca! Thank you for sharing.
leo1 (139) 2005-10-06 7:57
I have recently been to Umra, it is the most beutiful place on the earth I have ever visited. Thankyou Amir
hantulaut (3441) 2005-12-19 21:02
excellent night scene over Mekah city. welldone!
fereshteh (363) 2006-01-08 9:59
kheili aksetan zibast. eikash yek shut ham az daroone majid ul- haram migereftid?
ba in hal az zibayee karetoon kaste nashode.
Amirsun (2122) 2006-01-17 8:05
Excellent point of view and great composition. Very nice night shot from Masjid-Ul-Haram!
Tanks for posting.
Nikofan (1090) 2006-01-20 17:47
Wonderfull, bright exposure!
Your comment is very interresting.
I have learned things!
ZAli (0) 2006-01-20 18:09
fserajian (2295) 2006-06-23 15:12
Good POV, Colur and composition. Simply excellent.
adam_k (600) 2006-06-23 15:18
Interesting place, interesting picture
rajhema (1873) 2006-06-23 15:50
Informative, spectacular and a hostoric masterpiece since it is the holiest one Amir. Thanks for sharing. Brightness is a bit high but brought out the colors and action well.
pack (331) 2006-10-16 4:10
the light so bliss
anesugur (18789) 2006-10-16 4:13
Thanks a lot for this very beautiful picture.
Have a nice day.
mphotographies (1976) 2006-10-16 4:45
Indeed a grand holy place Amir! Breathtaking POV, the grandeur and scale well presented here in TE!
tut1nia (75) 2009-10-28 9:04
Nice night shot.great details.well done.
MirMar (10) 2009-12-31 7:37
It's quite beautiful, the people are small. :)
- Copyright: Amir Samakar (samakar) (187)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-30
- Categories: Architecture
- Camera: Canon PowerShot A80
- Exposure: 1/8 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): islaam, The Haj [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-10-15 16:39
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