Saleh Mosque, Yemen

Places of worship make you feel at peace….calm, connected and focused, the feeling of gratitude for all that has been gifted takes over…life itself is the biggest gift. We close our eyes, some call it meditation, others call it conversing with a higher authority. Some go for penance, others for peace and blessings. The Saleh Mosque in Yemen is a marvel of modern architecture. Built in 2008, it allows non-Muslim visitors. The building has several ornate domes, five of which are in the main roof, the main dome measuring 27.4 metres (90 ft) in diameter with a height of 39.6 metres (130 ft) above the roof of the mosque. It has beautiful motifs painted on it. Windows fitted with stained glass are locally referred to as qamariyah. The copper engraved doors are impressive,  22.86 metres (75.0 ft) high. Four of the six minarets are 160 metres (520 ft) in height. It is near the Presidential palace and within the Al Sabeen square, which is the country’s largest parade square. The grounds include large, well maintained gardens, green courtyards, and parking space for thousands of vehicles.DSC_0163 DSC_0168 DSC_0203 DSC_0204 DSC_0206

Splendid architecture….

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The copper engraved, tall and impressive doors…..

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The beautiful dome, high above the roof…

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Chandeliers and stained glass windows…exquisite…

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In the Saleh Mosque, there is an atmosphere of peace, serenity and joy………….one can’t help but be thankful for being alive and raising one’s hands in prayer…


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