Photographer's Note

Background -

Purely an Architectural piece.

The Abdul Gaffoor Mosque being designed by british architects in the 1900s, had a style that could be called Orientalist but not completely Asian. A mix of Arabic, Indian and British elements made this Mosque look like a "Moorish Fantasy" as described in one article.

Some considered the facade of the Mosque as the piece de resistance but the look is overly elaborate for me. In my opinion, the Victorian styled Dome is the centre piece.

Unlike most Colonial dated skylight domes which are whitewashed affairs with nonedescript windows and plain plaster bas reliefs or ornate trims; this particular is beautiful decorated.

Look at the detailed paintwork on the top flanges,
the arabic arches above each window,
the framed script below it,
the small engraved minaret-profiles with the star and crescent within on each pillar,
The base of the dome with fine detailing and support arches beneath;
To top it all, a simple but elegant chandelier, suspended down the centre.

For your comparision, I have loaded the image of the facade as a WS, you can decide for yourself which is the best feature for this quaint little building.

Tech -
Resized & Framed, gamma and contrast adjustment, slight sharpening and saturation.

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