Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Putrajaya Mosque

Putrajaya is the new federal administrative centre for Malaysia. It is about 20 mins drive from Subang Jaya. We took a drive there to enjoy the beautiful structures of the new government office buildings, Prime Minister residence and Sultan palace. This photo shows a distinctive landmark in Putrajaya, located beside the lake, i.e. the Putra Mosque.

Found on a website introducing Putra Mosque:

"Incorporating Malaysian, Persian and Arab-Islamic architectural designs, the main entrance to the mosque is fashioned in the likeness of public building gates in Muslim Persia. Its 116-metre minaret is influenced by the design of the Sheikh Omar mosque in Baghdad, while the basement wall of the mosque resembles that of the King Hassan mosque in Casablanca, Morocco.

The mosque is constructed in rose-tinted granite which gives its desert-pink hue that offsets the cengal woodwork on doors, windows and panels."


alaya said...

i visited this mosque but during the day. it looks more beautiful at night

art reproductions said...

Beautiful night shot! Great exposure, the reflection turned out nice.

Neva said...

I love the reflections in the water of this stunning building.

mirage2g said...

I love this! the black treatment is great!

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