0 Likes

The Grand Mosque of Kuwait
Middle East

The Grand Mosque of Kuwait. Begun in 1979 and completed in 1986, the mosque can accommodate up to 11,000 worshippers at once. The main hall is closed for reconstruction and repairs, and this picture was taken in the second-story women's section.

Copyright: Eric walker
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 9000x4500
Uploaded: 28/01/2012
Actualizat: 08/07/2014
Vizualizari:

...


Tags: grand; mosque; religion; islam; kuwait; tour; sheikh; arab; gulf; middle; east; architecture; math
comments powered by Disqus

Alex Dennis Bolado
The Grand Mosque - Kuwait
Michael Malag
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
Alex Dennis Bolado
Heritage Souk
Alex Dennis Bolado
Dhow in Souk Sharq
John P. Belmonte
Sharq Fish Port
Alex Dennis Bolado
Alghunaim
John P. Belmonte
Al Sawaber complex
Michael Malag
ALGHUNAIM Photography Shop
Sijo Abraham
Kuwait International Bank
Michael Malag
Kuwait City park in IR
Sijo Abraham
Sharq Kuwait
Alex Dennis Bolado
Watiya Park
Walker Young
The Main Stadium
Andrea Biffi
Galleria by night a Milano
Tom Hurley
Grand Canyon South Rim
Walker Young
The Main Stadium
Prainhailhadofrade
Simona Bartolomei
Devils Bridge Valley
Igor Marx
KundenCenter VWN
Ralf Neuhaus
Siemens Science Express Wagon LED Panel
Simona Bartolomei
3x7 Think•Lab, Architecture and Communication, Lucca
yunzen liu
云南香格里拉 中甸城远眺
Vasily Kumaev & Andrew Mishin
Voskresenskoe. Abandoned church. Interior. (2009)
Rudolf Klammer
Ossiach - Schiffstation
Eric Walker
Atop Eagle Tower, Peninsula State Park, Door County
Eric Walker
Allerton Estate - Sunken Garden Amphitheater
Eric Walker
Forest in Peninsula State Park, Door County
Eric Walker
Inscriptions and Carvings Around Temple, Thailand
Eric Walker
Newport State Park, Door County - Intertidal Marsh
Eric Walker
The King's Summer Gardens, Thailand
Eric Walker
Morton Arboretum - Winter Forest
Eric Walker
The Grand Mosque of Kuwait
Eric Walker
Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Exterior
Eric Walker
Chairs in the middle of a field, Door County, Wisconsin
Eric Walker
Golfing Overlook - Peninsula State Park, Door County
Eric Walker
Atop the sledding hill, Northside Park, Wheaton, Illinois
More About Middle East

Modern civilization began right here in the Tigris-Euphrates river valley. Also known as the Fertile Crescent or Mesopotamia, this is the place where, six thousand years ago, agriculture, writing and mathematics were brought into widespread use.The term "Middle East" comes from the British navy, which used it to describe the countries on the trade route from Europe to India and China. Everything from Afghanistan to Morocco may possibly be classified as "middle eastern", depending on whom you ask -- and when.Only a partial list of past Empires in the middle eastern territory includes Sumeria, Babylonia, Persia, the Ottoman Empire and the Roman Empire!When northern Europe was still lurking about in slimy cold stone castles playing chess, the Middle East was enjoying the flowers of poetry, luxurious craftsmanship, music and literature. In fact, the Renaissance in Europe was partly inspired by stories brought back from the middle east by travelers along the trade route.Strategic location, religious history and the world's largest supply of crude oil have kept the Middle East at the center of world activity for centuries. The saga continues.Text by Steve Smith.