Monday, January 30, 2012

Ravi* sets in Muscat .........




After a stay of nearly 115 months in the Middle-East, I am heading back for Pune, in India. 

Best Regards,

Ravi S Khot

*Ravi -> Sun in Sanskrit/Hindi/Marathi 













Saturday, January 28, 2012

MySnaps: Muscat's Grand Mosque

 The much-postponed visit to the Muscat Grand Mosque finally happened ...... here are some pictures with brief description :






Grand  Mosque Entrance-1




Entrance-2





Court Yard




Entrance-3




Side View






Minaret




Decorated Ceiling





Partial View of a Huge Carpet





Carved window Frame





Carved Wooden Door




Main Chandelier (weighs over 8000kgs)




Main Chandelier (view from exactly under it)





Gardens bloom in the Omani Winter





Interplay of Light and Shadow  






Stained Glass Display


Sunday, January 22, 2012