Abu Dhabi; Visiting the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

April 05, 2014  •  1 Comment

In early April 2014 I was for work in Abu Dhabi. It provided me with the unique opportunity to finally meet my photographer friend Julian John.  As I had a free evening Julian took me to the big mosque.  Especially in the evening light the mosque provided many fantastic photographic opportunities. I was allowed inside without having to wear an abaya dress as te guard deemed my buff sufficient to qualify as a head scarf. After twenty minutes photographing the inside of the mosque the mullah came to throw me out as he was of a different opinion than the guard and told me to come back in with an abaya.

 

While Julian was still photographing the inside of the mosque I decided not to search for an abaya but to wait outside instead.  I am so happy that I did as I got the opportunity to photograph those muslim women taking pictures with their phones.

 

The visit to the mosque ended with a great dinner with Julian and his wife.   Thank you both!  You can check out Julian's great photographs on http://500px.com/sandtasticdays

 

 

 


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julian John(non-registered)
It was an honour to meet you and very inspiring. You captured some beautiful shots and if you are back in Abu Dhabi, would love to catch up again. Your friend, Julian
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