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Gold In Night by mindhunts1

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was initiated by the late president of the United Arab Emirates (UAE),
His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who wanted to establish a structure which unites the cultural diversity of Islamic world, the historical and modern values of architecture and art.The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque has been inspired by Persian, Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture,
particularly the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca, Morocco being direct influences. The dome layout and floorplan of the mosque was inspired by the Badshahi Mosque and the architecture was inspired by Persian, Mughal and Moorish design. Its archways are quintessentially Moorish and its minarets classically Arab.
The design of the mosque can be best described as a fusion of Arab, Persian, Mughal and Moorish architecture.

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Al-Sultan hassan mosque by Sherif-ali

The Mosque-Madrassa of Sultan Hassan is a massive Mamluk era mosque and madrassa located near the Citadel in Cairo. Its construction began 757 AH/1356 CE with work ending three years later “without even a single day of idleness”.[1] At the time of construction the mosque was considered remarkable for its fantastic size and innovative architectural components

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THE ARCADES by BenoSaradzic

‘The Arcades’

Few architectural structures on this planet merit the aesthetic admiration as much as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
The symmetry, reflections, intricate details and almost infinite number perspectives are overwhelming and apparent from every vantage point. They command the observer’s undivided attention. All of the above, combined with relaxed photography policies set by its management are one of many reasons why Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque continues to attract such unusual number of visitors and photographers alike.
Photographed with a 50 Megapixel Canon 5Ds and Canon CN-E 14mm Cinema lens which is an incredibly sharp prime. The amount of detail, even in the far distance, is staggering.

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SZGM ARCADES social by BenoSaradzic

‘The Arcades’

Few architectural structures on this planet merit the aesthetic admiration as much as the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi.
The symmetry, reflections, intricate details and almost infinite number perspectives are overwhelming and apparent from every vantage point. They command the observer’s undivided attention. All of the above, combined with relaxed photography policies set by its management are one of many reasons why Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque continues to attract such unusual number of visitors and photographers alike.
Photographed with a 50 Megapixel Canon 5Ds and Canon CN-E 14mm Cinema lens which is an incredibly sharp prime. The amount of detail, even in the far distance, is staggering.

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