Sunday, May 24, 2009

The World's Biggest Dome

The main dome shown here is the biggest mosque dome in the world, 75 metres (246 feet) high with a 32.2-metre (105.6 feet) diametre. Return tomorrow and I'll show you a couple more domes!


San Diego Farmgirl May 24, 2009 at 10:37 PM  

Why 57, any special reason? Can't wait to see more!

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph May 24, 2009 at 11:23 PM  

Apparently they added another 23 domes since I posted, so we're now up to 80 and counting!

Jacob May 25, 2009 at 4:16 AM  

I'm absolutely domb-founded. ;-)

It's an incredibly beautiful building, however.

Very nice composition, too!

Julie May 25, 2009 at 10:59 AM  

this is a gorgeous photo. Great composition. The mosque looks wonderful.

Maddy May 25, 2009 at 12:07 PM  

Beautiful? Mosque is the biggest mosque I know....The dome?? I am not sure,there is one big in Oman ( Sultan Qaboos Mosque). Correct me if I am wrong

AbuDhabiDailyPhotograph May 25, 2009 at 1:22 PM  

Hi Maddy,
You may well be correct. However, according to the Turkey Research Centre for Islamic History and Culture this one's the biggest :~)

CH May 25, 2009 at 8:21 PM  

There seems to be a continual race to outdo each other in mosque size. As soon as one ruler builds the biggest mosque... the next one finishes his, which is slightly bigger. The competition may be down to who has the biggest of whichever architectural detail.

Rather like the on-going world-wide competition for tallest building.


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