Sunday, 9 June 2013

Islamic Architecture #2

After the towering pishtaqs of the 'Stans, the main mosque in Kashgar, the Id Kah, is a place of quiet and human scale.

Within the (restored) walls the central square is filled with shady lime trees and the main prayer area is a raised platform open to the breeze and roofed with a carved wood ceiling supported on octagonal pillars.

Delightful and restful.

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