Weekly Photo Challenge: Inside

Memories warm you up from the inside. But they also tear you apart.” Haruki Murakami

Last weeks photo challenge asks participating bloggers to show ‘Inside’. The brief said ‘so much of life happens inside something. A house, a car, a sleeping bag, a UFO. The ‘inside’ idea can be as wide-open as your imagination wants to make it. From the simple to the absurd, it works on almost any level.’

I went with the obvious here and my photos show the ‘inside’ of the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque here in Abu Dhabi. The capital’s biggest and most famous landmark is a ‘must see’ tourist attraction and of course holds some world records! Both an amazing architectural and design feat, the iconic building offers visitors an insight into local history as well as Islam and the way Muslim’s worship. The mosque honours Sheikh Zayed’s vision and his legacy. Visitors are required to dress appropriately and be respectful. The mosque has 82 domes, 1,000 columns, 24 gold gilded chandeliers and in the main prayer hall is the world’s largest carpet.

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If you want to see more of the mosque’s interior, exterior and 360 views, check out Project Google Maps ‘Special Collect’ initiative which captures famous landmarks here