This is a detail from the door that leads into the main chamber of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. It really is a remarkable building - and like almost all of the grand religious buildings I have been in, it seems to generate its own quiet atmosphere. I am rather jet lagged (oh, poor me I hear you cry!), so I will leave more details of Oman for the coming posts.
The quality of all of the workmanship in these buildings is stunning, and while this one is modern (it opened in 2001) the time, effort and money needed to produce such a building is still remarkable.
You can find more macro shots at Macro Monday.
Enjoy the close ups.