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Wooden Mosque 2/2 (Exterior)
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Wooden Mosque 2/2 (Exterior)


In outskirts of the city of Neyshabour, there is a touristy village named as Wooden Village in which every building including a museum, a mosque, a library, some shops and some houses are completely made from wood, considering no forest nearby.
Among the buildings in the village, there is a wooden mosque, primarily built in 1973 with clay walls and wooden roof and rebuilt in complete wood by deploying modern methods in present form in 1999, after destruction.
The mosque is in the form of an inverted boat, consists of a 200 square meters hall and two 13m tall minarets, each weighing 4 tones. In total 40 metric tons of wood are employed in the mosque; it is so designed to withstand against up to 8 Richter scale earthquakes.

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Ghislaine et Réal Boulet03-Feb-2012 13:02
Wonderful architecture.
an nguyen25-Dec-2011 00:54
Beautiful work .
cambraniz24-Dec-2011 11:22
Original and superb. V
eye2see24-Dec-2011 05:47
Magnificent composition! ~V
Roland23-Dec-2011 23:48
Such unique architectural design and nice composition Ali. BV
borisalex23-Dec-2011 19:31
Very original and amazing wooden construction! A beautiful image! V.
parallaxes23-Dec-2011 17:37
Wonderful architecture, Ali... an a precious caption :^)
Vickie BROWN23-Dec-2011 15:23
Wonderful scene of the unique structure! V
Elvira Vila23-Dec-2011 15:00
Very original house. very well captured!
Alain Boussac23-Dec-2011 14:41
Rare and superb. V.
joseantonio23-Dec-2011 14:08
Very nice composition
Martin Lamoon23-Dec-2011 13:52
Very unusual! structure and a wonderful photograph. V
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