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Old May 6th, 2006, 02:53 AM   #61
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I think traditional Bosnian and Ottoman Mosques are the best looking
Bosnians are Ottoman too I guess you meant Bosnian and Turkish Mosques.

I don't know why most of the Mosques in Christian European countries are at modernized style of Arabic architecture. It's not suited to Europe. Tradisitonal Arabic (North African) could be much better, but the best would be Ottoman architecture wich has its roots from classisism. But Empire style Ottoman Mosques woul the best of the best with its Baroque and Rokoko stle decoration unites...
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Old May 6th, 2006, 02:56 AM   #62
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Bosnians are Ottoman too I guess you meant Bosnian and Turkish Mosques.

I don't know why most of the Mosques in Christian European countries are at modernized style of Arabic architecture. It's not suited to Europe. Tradisitonal Arabic (North African) could be much better, but the best would be Ottoman architecture wich has its roots from classisism. But Empire style Ottoman Mosques woul the best of the best with its Baroque and Rokoko stle decoration unites...
Possibly because they are funded from Saudi Arabia.
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Old May 6th, 2006, 11:15 AM   #63
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Mosque in China,modern,Lanzhou







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Old May 6th, 2006, 11:44 AM   #64
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Chinese style Mosque,Shanghai





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Old May 6th, 2006, 11:49 AM   #65
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Chinese style Mosque,Guangzhou







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Old May 6th, 2006, 11:53 AM   #66
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Modern Mosque in Shanghai


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Old May 6th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #67
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The Pics that I am about to post were copied from my thread:
<http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=327599>

(sorry for posting some pics twice..)

Blue Mosque siluette






The interior..


Blue Mosque under snow


A stunning photo of the Blue Mosque :wub:

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Istanbul

Silhouette of Istanbul


Maiden Tower and Topkapi Palace behind


Ortakoy Mosque and Bosphorus Bridge


Ortakoy Mosque


The obelisk which is in front of the mosque was there more than 3500 years. It was a gift from Pharaoh III.Tuthmosis of Egypt.

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Some typical mosques in UAE:








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Old May 6th, 2006, 12:59 PM   #68
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An Interesting Web page to see how Islamic architecture has influenced modern skyscraper/tower architecture in the west:
http://www.nyc-architecture.com/ARCH/ARCH-...s-municipal.htm

Baghdad, Shrine of Zumurrud Khatun :



Damascus, Mausoleum of Nur al-Din (just posting this one to highlight the archetectural element



Spain, Granada, Allambra Palace, 1360-91,


This picture just caught my eye:



Abdullah Mosque, Jorden

An odd view of the Mosque at Brunei


Mere Street Mosque

Hare Hills Mosque:

A serene view of dawn

Mosque in UK??
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Old May 6th, 2006, 01:00 PM   #69
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:wub: Singapore's Sultan Mosque, by hyacinthus


Mosque in Putrajaya, Malaysia



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Old May 6th, 2006, 01:01 PM   #70
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The Greatest mosque in Europe--Rome:








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Old May 6th, 2006, 01:02 PM   #71
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The islamic centre in Washington DC:


Another Malaysian Mosque:


One of the largest mosques of the Far East, in Bandar Seri Bagawan, capital of the Sultanate of Brunei

Islamic Framework:
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Old May 6th, 2006, 01:10 PM   #72
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Shah Faisal mosque in islamabad, pakistan











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Bhong Mosque, Rahim Yar Khan, Punjab. Pakistan
















Note: The late Rais Ghazi Mohammad, the landlord of a large estate, began this project in 1932 in Bhong village, the most important of the scattered villages on his vast property. The mosque was to be the most glorious building in his palace compound which also included a smaller mosque, a madrasa and rooms for students. The work of specialists gathered from all over Pakistan and India (master masons and craftsmen from Rajasthan, calligraphers and painters from Karachi), the compound was designed and constructed over a period of nearly 50 years. Broadly eclectic in their use of sources, the builders borrowed stylistic elements from nearby Lahore, as well as Iran, Spain and Turkey, and combined them with Western colonial elements of the 1940s. Materials and crafts used range from the traditional (teak, ivory, marble, coloured glass, onyx, glazed tile work, fresco, mirror work, gilded tracery, ceramic, calligraphic work and inlay) to the modern and synthetic (marbleised industrial tile, artificial stone facing, terrazzo, coloured cement tile and wrought iron). Only traditional materials were used in the mosque interiors. In the words of the jury: "Bhong enshrines and epitomises the popular taste in Pakistan with all its vigour, pride, tension and sentiment. Its use, and misuse, of signs and symbols expresses appropriate growing pains of an architecture in transition."

Recipient of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1986.


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Old May 6th, 2006, 01:11 PM   #73
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Beautiful decorations at the Umayyad Mosque - Damascus


Mosque in Defence, Karachi




Another Karachi mosque:



Mosque in Tunis:

National Palace in Tunis:

Islamic Fashioned street in tunis (Sidi Bou Said):

Old tunis:

Muslim Grave yard near mosque:

architectural style of government buildings in Tunis(Modern islamic architecture):


Mosque in Libya:

Another mosque in Libya:



Recollections from Spain:




the Tower of the Grand mosque in Cordoba (modified by the Christians when they converted it to a church--notice the statue):




Gur Imir Mausoleum, Samarkand, Uzbekistan



Shah Faisal Mosque in Islamabad, Pakistan.



Some mosque in Uzbekistan, (if someone could share the info. about this mosque).



Another mosque in Uzbekistan.



Sunset in Bukhara, Uzbekistan.



Another massive building standing tall revealing the wonderful islamic archetecture.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 01:33 AM   #74
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Some more modern Islamic Marvels from the UAE:

From Lahore -- The Mughal Capital:





The Summit Monument--in memory of the OIC conference at Lahore, Pakistan in 1971




More from Lahore


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Old May 7th, 2006, 01:40 AM   #75
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Mosque in some part of the world.. pointing it out would help.


Agra, India:

Domed ceiling in Iran:

Dome of Suleimaniye Mosque, Turkey

Al Fath Mosque, Cairo:

Masjid-e- Nabawi, SaudiArabia.



Alhambara Palace, Spain--assuming that it must be hosting some place of congregational prarer.. other than that, a Marval of Islamic architecture, which acquires most of its inspiration from islamic elements used in mosques:











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This is the famous Lion's court.

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Damn, this building is tall.


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Old May 7th, 2006, 01:42 AM   #76
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More pics
















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The detail is amazing.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 01:45 AM   #77
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Some Mosques in UAE:


This one looks serene:


The Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al-Nahyan Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Saray artisans have been busy for months, hand-inlaying a pattern of flowering vines onto 1,054 white marble columns for the entrance and side arcades of this remarkable mosque. The thousands of rare and beautiful stones being used include lapis lazuli, amethyst, onyx, and aventurine. Work is expected to be completed in the Spring of 2006.
<http://www.saraydesign.com/architectural_projects/abu_dhabi.php>

The Saray team of inlay artisans and Mitchell Abdul Karim Crites beside the mosque during construction.

Some of the thousands of red onyx flowers ready for inlaying into the Abu Dhabi mosque columns.

Another Sh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Facade of Ali bin Abbi Taleb mosque, Dubai

Kinf Faisal mosque, Sharjah



Other mosques:
Love this one! King Fahad's mosque, Jeddah, KSA



Elnilein Mosque, Sudan


The Sultan's Private Mosque, Muskat-Oman


Masjid Al-Buraimi, Oman


Al-Aksa mosque, Jerusalem


The Federal Territory Mosque, Kuala Lumpur-Malaysia
Soaring calligraphic arch and trees of life inlaid with granite, jasper and bloodstone at the entrance to the mosque.

Aerial view of the mosque and gardens.

Left: Detail of white marble mihrab prayer wall inlaid with precious stone.
Middle: Qu'ranic verse inlaid with malachite over the entrance door.
Right: Soaring tree-of-life panel inlaid with jasper, agate and blood stone above the main entrance.
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Old May 7th, 2006, 01:52 AM   #78
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The pics in this post are taken from:
http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread...2&page=4&pp=20
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The Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque, Sarajevo-Bosnia & Herzegovina.

Facts:

The Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque, often referred to as the Beg's Mosque for short, is a mosque in the city of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. It is considered the most important Islamic structure in the country and one of the world's finest examples of Ottoman Architecture. It is located in the Baščaršija neighborhood in the Stari Grad municipality.

The mosque was built in 1531 by Gazi Husrev-beg, the provincial governor of Bosnia and a man widely considered Sarajevo's greatest donor who built most of Sarajevo's old city at this time.

The Beg's Mosque was built by a Persian architect, who would later go on to build the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne for the Sultan Selim I. Out of all the Ottoman balkan provinces, Bosnia's population was the quickest to convert to Islam. Due to this, during the height of the Ottoman Empire, many of the most famous examples of Ottoman architecture in the Balkans were built in Bosnia, including Mosques, bridges, libraries, bathhouses, etc. etc. The Gazi Husrev-Beg mosque is a vital part of this period of prosperity and cultural growth.

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Bajrakli mosque, Belgrade.

It was built in 16th century and it is the only mosque in Belgrade.






Shkoder mosque, Shkoder, Albania



and this mosque in Odesa, Ukraine



A Mosque in St. Petersburg, Russia:





















The Ortaköy Cami in Istanbul / european part of Turkey







[QUOTE=Urban Girl]these are not nominees, i just want to show my three favourite mosques

Some more pics of; Süleymaniye Mosque/Istanbul





Blue Mosque/Istanbul







Selimiye Mosque/Edirne





Teh Mustafa Pasha Mosque in Skopje:

A beautiful mosque under the Skopje fortress. The temple was built in 1492 by Mustafa Pasha, whose name in inscribed on a plaque above the gate. Artichitecurally, the temple is a cubical structure capped with a large cupola, 16m in diameter. The impression is complemented by the porch, which is supported by four marble pillars. The 47m high minraret and the mosque are built with cut marble. The interior is decorated with floral motifs.

(Within the complex there was a medresa (a religios school) and an imaret (canteen). Within the complex today there are the Turbe of Mustafa Pasha (right next to the mosque), and a sarcofagus, believed to mark the grave of Uma, one of Mustafa PAsha’s daughters.


















A mosque in Brno, Czech Republic


A pretty Minaret in Moorish style, total height in excess of 60 meters, it's in southern Moravia in large Lednice Park, which is the Unesco heritage. It was built in 1797-1802 and I've read it is largest work in the moorish style in the non-Islamic countries, it is used as observation tower.





Tombul mosque,Shumen,Bulgaria










The Qol Sharif Mosque, Kazan - largest in RUSSIA (One of the most beautiful mosques i have ever seen! what do you guys say?))













































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Old May 7th, 2006, 01:54 AM   #79
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Guys,
I would like to give dredit of most of these pics to some other threads on sky scrapercity, and to some pics on Pakistani Defence Forum
Also to <http://www.erik-nehring.de> for some of the mics of Blue Mosque
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Old May 28th, 2006, 11:54 PM   #80
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Juss a worddd......

Keep it up guys~!
Nice pix coming up~!
Plz dont repeat the same pix again n again~!
Alam ur doing gud but dont post irrelevant pix like that of mausoleums shrines and other building pix here.....and same goes for the other forumers too....

Name the pix properly please and make separate post for mosques of different cities~!!!
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