Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque

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This is the Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman. It should be noted that Oman is not famous for its ruins or archaeological sites. It’s famous for its new, shiny architecture. That is definitely grand. The Grand Mosque was no exception – with a carpet that would have probably covered most of Plaza Mayor in Madrid, Spain, and a chandelier that is the largest in the world – it was impressive.

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Inside, it was dark and rich. Details showered your brain like little sparks and it was nearly impossible to really see everything. It was quiet, too. I noticed the chandelier, of course, but also the arches that silently hung over your head as you walked towards the exit – they were incredibly similar to the ones in Cordoba’s Mesquita (that I love).

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What I thought was extraordinary was the clean, shiny pavement outside the mosque. So, so shiny that it looked like a slate of ice. A must-see if you’re in Muscat!

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About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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