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Zayed Grand Mosque Abudhabi Wonderful Ligh...

Absolute truth's Photo Absolute truth 20 Feb 2012

Zayed Grand Masjid AbuDhabi wonderful lighting show


dot's Photo dot 20 Feb 2012


Subhan Allah, Taught man that which he knew not. Amazing.

But 2 points come to mind:
  • I wish if it were Muslims who invented such technology.. (they're probably western non-Muslims)
  • The light show is a bit overdone for a masjid. Perhaps one scene a day would be more appropriate for the dignity of a house of Allah Al-Mighty.

dot's Photo dot 20 Feb 2012

It was actually non-Muslims who came up with such amazing light show.
It was made possible by San Francisco-based creative agency Obscura Digital, which used 49 projectors to create moving patterns of crawling vines, snaking beams of light and blossoming floral displays on the historic building.[using large font size is not allowed]

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The lights fantastic: The Sheikh Zayed Grand Masjid in Abu Dhabi is transformed by a light display to mark the 40th anniversary of the formation of the United Arab Emirates

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Stunning: The projections, using the power of more than 1,000 light bulbs, created various images including traditional Islamic designs

In Obscura Digital’s 'largest and most complex mapping project to date', they covered the Masjid’s entire 600ft by 351ft surface with the combined brightness of 840,000 lumens (1,100 60W lightbulbs) and used [using large font size is not allowed]TouchDesigner software to control the show, [using large font size is not allowed]it was reported on The Creators Project website.[using large font size is not allowed]
The three-dimensional mapping illuminated the facade, four minarets and 12 domes of the Masjid with images including palms, gardens of paradise, night skies and the earth.[using large font size is not allowed]

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Intricate: The projectors are so sophisticated they can create crawling vines on the building

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Dazzling: The no-expense-spared light show was part of a 40-day programme which aimed to involve millions of people

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Finale: To end the display, an image of the earth from space is beamed onto the historic structure
The show was part of a 40-day programme marking the formation of the country on December 2, 1971.[using large font size is not allowed]
The [using large font size is not allowed]Sheikh Zayed Grand Masjid is the main place of worship for Friday gathering and Eid prayers.[using large font size is not allowed]
It is the largest Masjid in the UAE and can hold more than 40,000 people.[using large font size is not allowed]

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