2007/04/27

The Mosques of Al Ain - #17

This mosque is in Falaj Hazzaa, just past the entrance to the Traffic Police Office and north of the Zoo Roundabout. The tiles look a lot like this mosque, which make me wonder if they had the same architect.








I haven't noticed an other mosques that have this round feature. Does anyone know what it is?


This is also the only place in Al Ain that I have seen this brick sidewalk pattern. It is a really interesting tessallation, very like a leaf.

2 comments:

kochumanavalan said...

Hi again,

Given your interest in mosque design, and your concerns during the recent demolition of Sheikha Salama Mosque, I wonder if you noticed the images on the construction fence that has been put up around the Mosque's former site?

Evidently Aldar are planning something very modern and very big there. If that's a mosque (in the images) then it's certainly a pretty interesting and avant-garde approach.

Cheers.

Brn said...

Hi kochumanavalan,

Yes, I saw the photos on the construction fence and actually posted a couple of pictures that I took of them on the post about the destruction of the Salama Mosque. The design is very different, and judging only from the picture, I can't say that I like it. Maybe I'll feel different when it is actually built though. (And really, it doesn't matter if I don't like it.)