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Helen Betts | all galleries >> Touring the Gulf States >> Surprising Abu Dhabi >> Magnificent Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi > Chandelier, a closer view
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Chandelier, a closer view

One of seven gold-plated crystal chandeliers inside the mosque, this one suspended from the main dome. This is a different image from the one below (but the same chandelier), but a bit closer. I just had to post it because I thought it was so gorgeous!

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 chandelier in context:

Nikon D810 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/125s f/9.0 at 42.0mm iso1250 full exif

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Cemil Gursen14-Nov-2016 07:19
Beautiful detail. V
victorswan13-Mar-2015 21:04
Wow.. Unbelievabol beautiful chandelier A very Amazing capture fine details and fantastic documented well done Big Vote helen
Julie Oldfield10-Mar-2015 00:58
Wow....that is beautiful!! V
MarcViskens09-Mar-2015 12:00
this is stunning Helen
what a beauty
well done
Carol Rollins09-Mar-2015 02:33
Unique and beautiful. Great shot of this, Helen.
Stephanie08-Mar-2015 23:52
Such an exquisite and beautiful chandelier!! BV
larose forest photos08-Mar-2015 21:58
Unbelievably ornate and gorgeous! This is a fabulous closeup shot. VV
fotabug08-Mar-2015 21:10
Wow, what a gorgeous chandelier! V
joseantonio08-Mar-2015 20:58
Amazing capture of this beauty.V.
Barry S Moore08-Mar-2015 20:13
Very decorative and detailed. ~V~
Milan Vogrin08-Mar-2015 19:34
Great details!V!
Colin Storey08-Mar-2015 19:33
Superb close up of this very ornate chandelier. v
Martin Lamoon08-Mar-2015 19:24
Wonderful design.