The design of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque was inspired by both Mughal and Moorish mosque architecture, particularly the Badshahi Mosque in Lahore and the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca. The dome layout and floor plan of the mosque was inspired by the Badshahi Mosque and the architecture was inspired by both Mughal and Moorish design. This photograph was taken an hour before the mosque closes for the evening.
Photographer: Jim Alonzo (Dubai, United Arab Emirates) Registered
Jim Alonzo is a coffee-addicted Interior Designer, who loves photography, potato chips, and driving people mad. When Jim had his first Instamatic camera (Olympus) in college, he never knew that it is going to be one of his passions. He set up a small studio and took pictures of his sisters and when he saw the photos he had taken, he said to him “I think I’m loving this.” When the DSLR boomed into Dubai circuit, he bought his own DSLR, and from then on, he never stopped taking photographs. His favorite subjects to photograph are kids and landscapes. He believes that, maybe someday he will have the chance to meet the famous photographers around the world and have the chance to work with them.