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„The Dome“

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An Inside view of the dome of Mohammed Ali Mosque.

This mosque was built between 1830 and 1848, it's the largest mosque mosque built in the 1st half of the 19th century.

The Architect was Turkish so the Turkish style is clear, especially that it was built to resemble a Turkish mosque in Istanbul called Yeni Mosque.

The use of two levels of domes gives a much greater sense of space than there actually is. The central dome rises on four arches standing on colossal piers. There are four semicircular domes around the central dome. There are four smaller domes on the corners as well. The domes are painted and embellished with motifs in relief.

Picture ID: 688f9a3
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Jens Helmstedt 2011-12-27 14:20:29 UTC
Wonderful capture!
Jens Helmstedt liked this artwork 2011-12-27 14:20:29 UTC
Deleted Person 2011-11-25 13:56:09 UTC
Awesome photo!
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