Skip to main content

spectacular


This is the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque here in Abu Dhabi. Yesterday we went along on the walking tour and I have to say it is truly one of the most amazing places I have ever visited.


All pure white marble and gold which is coated in glass to protect it.


The domed ceiling of the entrance gate


Beautiful tiles




 Half of the internal courtyard with inlaid marble in amazing colours


 The entry lobby to the mosque



Flowers are very important culturally and are everywhere, believed to resemble heaven




There are two of these magnificent light fittings, one at each end of the main prayer hall


Half of the main prayer hall which will hold approx 20000


all calls to prayer for every mosque in Abu Dhabi come from here.
I will pop more photos on tomorrow

Comments

this is amazing...........thanks for sharing........
tamaraerbacher said…
Oh the work in that 5th image is so beautiful - these images bring back memories of my very short time spent in Dubai when I was cabin crew for Emirates - beautiful, xxt.
Susie said…
Wow! Would love to see it in the flesh (well not literally as I wouldn't be allowed would I?). I wonder how hot that marble gets outside? That's a lot of carpet too! 20,000 people traipsing through - wonder if they have had to change it yet!!?

Popular posts from this blog

Delilah - Lucy's Journey - Part 1

A fair while ago, when working through the Delilah patterns I thought "yeah... I might just make this".
After a quick brain storm with the Boss Lady/Mum, I decided why not! But it has to be different, we thought because we have no use for 2 quilts that look very similar. So, what could I do? That's when my eyes landed on my always growing stash of Liberty.
PERFECT!
March arrived and so did our stock of templates, and off I went...
My, my, my Delilah.

You have brought me to a few firsts so I think some confessions need to me made.

1. I have never pieced a curve.

Nope...  No sir! Not one.
Curves have always scared me. I could never wrap my head around them but the Boss Lady...

She loves them!

I mean... she really LOVES them!

Or maybe she just loves cruel and unusual punishment like this block?!
Just an idea.

Curves conquered.
But wait, there's more (confessions and curves!)

2.  I don't* own an iron.

Ha. Yup!
I managed to get to a few days shy of 30 years old without…

THE TRUTH ABOUT CATS AND DOGS…

Well, no. Not really! It’s more the truth about Amitie.
{The shop}
We never write on this blog. We want to but it’s always at the bottom of the very long to do list and it gets bumped. Bumped to the next day, next week (maybe even next year going by the last post… eeek!)

So why now? Why this post? We keep hearing things on the quilty grapevine. Things we mostly laugh at amongst ourselves because they’re so silly. But, recently there’s been a few that have made me think that some of these rumours could be a little damaging to our little fabric store so I using this platform to set the record straight.
{Daisy Do - Pattern from Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell, templates available now}
Here are the three biggies answered straight from the horse’s mouth (neigh!)!
“I heard you’re closing?!”
NEGATIVE!
Never been on the cards.
How this started I do not know. Maybe because the building we are housed in sold, which is the truth but the little rumour that followed is just gossip. We will be moving ag…

A little eye candy

A very lovely, Susan, e-mailed us her version of JKD Green Tea and Sweet Beans.



We love it!
She made it at a shop in USA called Sewing Party. Amazing!