Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Masjid Istiqlal Jakarta

Masjid Istiqlal (Independence Mosque) in Jakarta is the largest mosque in Southeast Asia. Located right across the Cathedral, the mosque was inaugurated in 1978, 17 years after Indonesia's first president placed the first stone to mark the beginning of the construction. 

The mosque has welcome many visitors -- both commoners and dignitaries -- with the most recent visitor was German chancellor Angela Merkel.  

US President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama visited the mosque too. Taken from Tempo


Under the dome of the mosque. Taken from wikipedia

I would like to publish my own pictures of the mosque for this post. Unfortunately I've been pretty tied up with the house chores on the weekend. 

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