Oman - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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Oman - Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

Uploaded: June 03, 2010

Description

The Mosque is built from 300,000 tonnes of Indian sandstone. The main musalla (prayer hall) is square (external dimensions 74.4 x 74.4 metres) with a central dome rising to a height of fifty metres above the floor. The dome and the main minaret (90 metres) and four flanking minarets (45.5 metres) are the mosque’s chief visual features. The main musalla can hold over 6,500 worshippers, while the women’s musalla can accommodate 750 worshipers. The outer paved ground can hold 8,000 worshipers and there is additional space available in the interior courtyard and the passageways, making a total capacity of up to 20,000 worshipers.

Exif: F Number: 18, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 15/1 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 26.00 mm, Model: NIKON D3S

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Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic July 14, 2010

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