Photographer's Note

The new mosque in Sana'a (second biggest in the world) has opened since less than one year.
Offered by the President of the Yemen republic cost about 60 million dollars.
"The mosque combines traditional Islamic elements of domes, minarets, arches, carved mihrab, and bands of incised and gold-leaf calligraphy, and blends it with uniquely Yemeni architectural aspects; the distinctive minarets, of which 4 of the 6 are 100 meters high, feature red brick and are banded and criss-crossed in white gypsum plaster, the drums of the five domes are pierced with qamariyya-windows of colored glass and Yemeni-style merlons decorate the exterior roof edging."
Most of the stones comes from 3 places in Yemen. Carpets where made in Turkia and glass candelars from Bohemia, the main one weights 6 tons.

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