Sunday, 11 November 2012

Macro Monday - The Main Door

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.

20 comments:

Brian King said...

Talk about intricate detail! A work of art!

pattisjarrett said...

Beautiful details. I can't imagine how long it would take to create this.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what intricate and beautiful workmanship!

Arija said...

I really look forward to more of your Omani adventures. Did you get a chance to go into the desert countryside and/or to the fertile Salalah region or mountains??
I loved our time there, especially with expat friends who worked there to show on around.

bettyl said...

That looks so intricate, I'm not surprised it gets attention.

TexWisGirl said...

that's really beautiful.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I probably would not have thought taking a close-up detail photo of this. Nicely done.

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

It's a gorgeous door. The detail is really striking. Love the color also. :)

FOREST SNAPPER said...

FINE WORK BY THE CRAFTSMAN AND BY YOU WITH THE CAMERA.


Peter

Fun60 said...

Amazing detail. I would like to see how large this door is.

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

Wow that is detailed.Fine Craftsman work

The camera guy YOU. Did a good close up.

Good Job.

Thanks for dropping to my blogs and may you have had a nice get away.

Enjoy your weekend.

eileeninmd said...

It is beautiful, lovely image! Stewart, have a great week ahead!

Shirley said...

This is beautiful. I could not imagine the hours and painful fingers/hands to complete it.

Andrea said...

Very well captured in detail. You seem to be travelling a lot to the Muslim countries lately. Enjoy!

bailey-road.com said...

Lovely work!

Gunilla Bäck said...

Wow, stunning! The details are just amazing.

Genie said...

Such an impressive piece of workmanship. Beautiful. You picture shows it off beautifully. genie

Laura said...

so beautiful Stewart...such incredible skill and dedication to create art in this way.

I hope you will join me for the gratitude quilt this year... information about this project can be found at the top of my blog.

Kerri said...

Really wonderful Stewart! Definitely a work of ART!

amanda said...

Beautiful detail!
Your travels are fun to follow along with.