View from the mihrab
Sheikh Khalifa Mosque, Shymkent, Kazakhstan. This recently built mosque is one of the largest in Asia and can accommodate 6000 worshipers in its interior. It was built in 2013 using money from the UAE. This unique view was taken by putting my camera (12 mm lens) on the floor slanted against the back wall of the blue semi-circular niche of the mihrab (indicating the direction of Mecca) and activating the time delay and getting out of the way. The red carpet on the floor is seen at the bottom and above is the main entrance. Above that is the women's balcony and all is topped by the wonderfully huge central dome and chandelier.
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