When you think of religious architecture and art, the cathedrals of Rome and Europe are probably the first thing to come to mind. The interior of St Peter’s Basilica, Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel, and many, many others are renowned worldwide for their intricate interior decor and frescoes.
For the experienced traveler, it may be known, however, that the mosques of the Middle East are nothing to be scoffed at. Color in abundance is an understatement here, and the myriad of designs and attention to detail hint at a level of patience and dedication not often seen in the modern era.
Join us for a quick glance at 20 of the most insanely detailed ceilings you will ever see.
Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates