I had a short but sweet trip to Abu Dhabi (UAE) last week, and visited a mosque for the first time. To see how much detail went into building, designing and decorating the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque was truly breathtaking. I couldn't stop taking pictures after taking it all in. Check out a few snapshots I managed to capture.
I was taken in by the flower detail; the colours used are a beautiful contrast to the white exterior of the mosque.
These pillars featured a flower art design. At the top of each pillar there was a striking gold leaf design.
I think this tiled art design was one of my favourite things featured in the mosque hallways. The pictures were positioned within the alcoves of the building.
We had lunch at the Etihad Modern Art Gallery and while I was waiting for my order I realised the walls were framed using wooden pallets. Paying close attention I noticed the café interiors was designed using up-cycled furniture, which I love!
I posted these up-cycled furniture photos to my Instagram and found these oil drums come café chairs so creative.
This ‘paint a brick’ collage was so colourful and sweet. It is such a lovely way of encouraging kids to be creative and practice their artistic flair.