Great thread idea and great pics, especially of the grand mosque, nice and sharp. I recognise the view under the chandelier and of the marble columns. That first lobby chandelier I remember I was with my friend and read somewhere that the grand mosque had the biggest chandelier in the world.. I said to the Arab attendant in the dish-dash upon entering the lobby "ohhhh my goodness, is this the largest chandelier in the world?" (As I thought it was absolutely enormous)..
he chuckle and said "no sir... THIS is the largest chandelier in the world! (As he escorted me a few steps into the main atrium)
i nearly shat shay myself then and their. Talk about opulence