Thursday, July 29, 2010

Kuala Lumpur Federal Territory Mosque - A Majestic Architecture

Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan (Fisheye effect)

Malaysia Federal Mosque.. I always admire the mosque architecture and design.. Located nearby my house (i can actually see the mosque from my condominium unit), the design is inspired by the Blue Mosque at Istanbul, Turkey. Build started at 1997 and completed at the end of year 2000. It is surrounded by Goverment offices, Court Complex, Matrade building and few new commercial area. It can accomodate up to 17000 prayer at the same time.

Masjid Wilayah 0001I started to take the mosque picture since 2008. I remember during my first night photography of this location after terawikh in Ramadhan 2008, i was questioned by a mosque official whether i had applied for any permission to take photo of this mosque. He keep requesting whether i had any permission letter. I was very puzzled by the way the young mosque officer acted. Maybe he prefer photographer to take pictures at Lorong Haji Taib or semi nude people at any beach instead of taking a beautiful mosque photo which can be part of small syiar. The mosque officer questioned me like i'ved commit some sort of crime taking the night photo of the mosque 'without permission'. Since when i need permission to take an outside photo of Rumah Allah. Even the strict Arab Saudi allow anyone to take a picture of Masjidil Haram or Masjid Nabawi from outside. And at that time i was taking photo from far outside of the mosque.. not from inside which i can understand if they didnt allow it. To avoid any untoward incident i just complied (albeit unwillingly) and went home. The incident repeat itself few weeks later when few friend from Pahang came to KL and while we took the night photo of the mosque the security guard keep harrassing us asking us to stop taking picture of the mosque. What a joke.

Masjid Wilayah 0005

Since then whenever i want to take photo of this mosque i will ensure i wont attract any attention from the mosque security/officer.. so first rule, i wont bring a tripod..

Last week during Friday prayer i bring a visible IR camera to the mosque and thank god the sky was beautiful on that day. Here are some of the picture (some picture still not yet uploaded.. will update this page when i upload the picture at my flickr)

Kuala Lumpur Federal Mosque
Beautiful mosque framed with the tree leaves

Silhouette of pious muslim entering prayer hall
Silhouette of male muslim entering the prayer hall

Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur
My feet is burning like crazy when i want to take this picture as the marble is damn hot

Kuala Lumpur Federal Mosque Minaret (Menara Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur)
The mosque minared frame by the one of the door

View from Mosque balcony
View from mosque balcony

Side front view
Front side view of the mosque

Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan
the mosque dome & minaret

Pano Dataran Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan
the central square area

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  1. Fish eye + IR memang berachun

  2. ngeh ngeh ngeh... sebelum pulang kat tuan die.. amek dulu gambo .. :D


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