Umbrellas in Al Masjid Al Nabawi - Medina in Saudi Arabia ....{by Bassam}

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The Medina Retractable Umbrellas

"...17m x 18m retractable umbrellas create the effect of a translucent vault, providing protection from the desert sun. At night, the umbrellas can be closed to promote the natural cooling of the court floor. These umbrellas have been in continuous service since 1992."

More umbrellas have been added over the years, covering the entire masjid's exterior marble floor.

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Comments (343)

Giannino Lux on November 19, 2013

nice point of view - L I K E - Greetings from Rome - Gianni -

see my best photos

Bassam Jayousi on November 19, 2013

Dear Panoramio Friends, thank you very much for visit, kind words and for the Like &/ Ys.

Greetings, Bassam

fonehome1 on November 20, 2013

Beautiful, interesting composition! LIKE/FAVORITE :)

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on October 23, 2013
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Bassam Jayousi
    • Camera: SONY DSC-T70
    • Taken on 2012/03/30 15:05:07
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 6.33mm
    • F/Stop: f/5.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash