February 20, 2011

A Baroque-style mosque that looks more like a church, Galle, Sri Lanka

Location: Meeran Jumma Masjid , Galle, Sri Lanka (6° 1' 28.27" N 80° 13' 8.16" E )
Date: 12 October 2010, 4.40pm
Camera: Canon 500D with Sigma 17-70/f2.8-4.5

Galle has some quite interesting architecture gems. The majority of the older buildings- residences, warehouses and so on- are built during the Dutch colonial period. Many of these buildings are being preserved and refurbished into boutique hotels and art galleries. One of the most impressive building in the walled city that is still alive all this while is a Baroque-style mosque, Meeran Jumma Mosque. From the outside, the mosque looks just like a church. The only giveaway are the crescents atop the mosque in front instead of crosses. The mosque originating from 1750s and rebuilt in 1904 had been in continuous use. It is a white building but I reckon it looks cooler and more fun with this HDR rendition.

1 comment:

Vacation in Bangladesh said...

That is a nice mosque. Thank you