Sunday, 14 June 2015

Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

I tried out a new look today as we visited the Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi. My main comment was 'wow it's hot', but Darren said he was roasting as well in his outfit. It also has to be said that it really was a scorcher of a day, and apparently black magnifies the heat, so I still think that I struggled the most.
Once inside the Mosque it was magnificent, with the world's largest carpet and second largest chandelier. It was also refreshingly air conditioned and we stopped sweating and started properly appreciating the place.
It is made of white marble inlaid with flowers made of semi precious stones, mosaics and stained glass.
The Mosque is the third largest in the world and accommodates 55,000 people, so you can guess how big the carpet must be.
Outside there is a huge courtyard with flower patterns inlaid into the marble, beyond that are reflecting ponds and then manicured grounds.
In normal circumstances I would have wandered around the gardens for ages, but unfortunately it just wasn't possible today.

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