Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Projections from Obscura Digital on Vimeo.

During my trip to the Emirates recently, we were given a VIP tour of the mosque.

I have to say this is one of the most beautiful mosques I have been to.

Among the record breaking facts such as the biggest single piece of carpet and the biggest Swarovski chandelier, some of the craftsmen who built this mosques were the decedents of the craftsmen who built the Taj Mahal. And, super amazingly, the gold ornaments that top the minarets and domes were commissioned by Malaysian craftsmen.

One of the rare occasions I feel proud to be a Malaysian since Dr. M retired.

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