Touching the sky………almost………

Atop a hill in Midrand, Johannesburg stands the most magnificent building, almost touching the sky……well that’s what it looks like from afar! The Nizamiye Complex, built in SA by a Turkish businessman, after having been refused a building site in the USA, is modeled on the Selimiye Mosque in Edirne, Turkey (and whats more its only 80% of the size of the one in Turkey). http://www.nizamiye.co.za/

A superb structure that has now become a well known landmark on the Johannesburg skyline……and what a fantastic place to photograph! So much to do, so little time! The domed ceiling is over 45m high and lying on the floor underneath the centre point was awesome to say the least! I used a fisheye lens to get the circular kaleidoscopic effect. The first time we went, we were lucky enough to have some rain and the resultant wet tiles made for fab reflections……definitely paying a return visit!
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Reflections

Reflections

Sunset

Sunset

Fish eye view

Fish eye view

A different view

A different view

Serenity corner

Serenity corner

Preparing for prayer

Preparing for prayer

Colourful

Colourful

Carpets galore

Carpets galore

Aladdins cave

Aladdins cave

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