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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Touring the Gulf States >> Surprising Abu Dhabi >> Magnificent Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi > Courtyard gate, detail
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Courtyard gate, detail

This is a close-up of the gate pictured below. I thought the detail was lovely.

The Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque can accommodate up to 40,000 worshippers, has four minarets, more than 80 domes and 1,000 pillars holding it all up. The interior has elements from Turkey, Morocco and the Taj Mahal exhibited in marble, gold, semi-precious stones, crystals and ceramics. It hosts the world’s largest Persian carpet, which took 2.000 artisans two years to complete and seven gold-plated crystal chandeliers. (Summary from Lonely Planet’s “Oman, UAE & Arabian Peninsula”)

The gate, posted earlier today:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/500s f/11.0 at 58.0mm iso100 full exif

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Carol How14-Mar-2015 04:42
Wonderful detail…. V
Gill Kopy07-Mar-2015 01:47
The detail really is so beautiful - lovingly done I think V
janescottcumming07-Mar-2015 01:42
This is really beautiful and you got a great photo of it. V
larose forest photos06-Mar-2015 22:36
It is a ravishingly beautiful gate and shot. VV
hamery06-Mar-2015 16:50
Beautiful details and very good composition, Helen. Lovely design on the wall of the building. V
Jim Coffman06-Mar-2015 16:47
Extremely nice detail in this ine shot!