Monday, March 12, 2012

View through an arch - Grand Mosque

mosque by aecance37
mosque, a photo by aecance37 on Flickr.
I took this photo in February 2010 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Construction of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (or Grand Mosque, as everyone calls it) began in the late 1990s and although the structure itself is complete, the landscaping and grounds work was still in process when I visited. It is truly an impressive and sacred place. It can accommodate over 40,000 worshipers is roughly the size of 5 football fields! The cool marble was a welcome relief from the desert heat (about 90 degrees in February!)

Read more about the Grand Mosque on the Visit Abu Dhabi tourism website here:

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