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    Mosques of Indonesia

    Throughout most of the archipelago, there are dozens of Mosques, known as Masjid. They usually have a central room laid with carpets, a dome and one or more towers, the (banned in Switzerland) minaret. Though the design varies greatly, in fact even a simple hall or gymnasium style building will do.

    Many of these mosques are quite decorative, and/or colourful. I've taken quite an interest in them, and thus decided a thread to record them all is in order.

    *I dont know much about architectural aesthetics, I just know what attracts my attention. But if anyone who does have knowledge about the architectural or building elements wants to add anything, please do. I'd be interested to find out.

    This first mosque does not have the ubiquitous minaret, though it is rather decorative. It's actually at a petrol station on the road between Jakarta and Bandung, at mile 57. *notice the mobile hydrant in the bottom of the pic.


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    Next we have a slightly hidden picture of an atrocious (in my opinion) looking mosque, I didnt even realise it was a mosque until we were almost passed it.



    It is located in Jakarta, near Taman Mini Park
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    This next one is an older pic, that I may have already posted before, but its a more traditional mosque right in the middle of several rice fields, in South Sumartra.


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    I just realised, 3 mosques and no minarets yet, so here is one, in Sayad, looking towards Bandung.


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    Another in Purwakata, but this minaret is not quite so traditional, being as you can see through it. I stopped at this one, and used the toilets, cost 1000 Rupiah, or 10 cents, on the way to the toilets they had little fish ponds running along each side of the mosque.


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    So how about those scary minarets ? This mosque is a big bugger, and yes it's minarets are huge! You can see it from the tollway.









    I took several pics cos one just didnt do it justice.

    This is in Bekasi, East Jakarta. Satellite city really.

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    Now in South Sulawesi

    This one is in South Sulawesi in among the villages.



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    Outside Makassar, South Sulawesi

    Just outside Makassar.



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    Here's another form Sulawesi, it is in the town of Pare Pare, it was the last one I saw in Sulawesi, heading north, since much of the island is Christian rather than mulsim (though there may be more up north that I just didnt see) It's quite small and cute.



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    West Java

    So far, I have shown pictures of large and decorative mosques, but there are hundreds of small mosques in every little village. This is one near the western coast of west java.



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    Serang, Java.

    The merak toll which is a major road along the northern part of Java connecting Jakarta with Sumartra has this enormous mosque in Serang, with four large minarets.




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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    So how about those scary minarets ? This mosque is a big bugger, and yes it's minarets are huge! You can see it from the tollway.



    seems like an exact copy of the Blue Mosque i saw in Shah Alam, Malaysia
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    Blue Mosque, Shar Alam


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    Thanks for sharing King Willy. I kinda like the mosque in the rice field surrounded by the village. Were you welcome inside as a non-beliver? I don't have much experience with Moslems, so that question may show my ignorance.

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    reminds me of this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguda View Post
    Thanks for sharing King Willy. I kinda like the mosque in the rice field surrounded by the village. Were you welcome inside as a non-beliver? I don't have much experience with Moslems, so that question may show my ignorance.
    generally Christians, or non Muslims ain't allowed to enter. me, i don't believe in nowt, but they still wouldn't let me in to have a gander inside

    yet it wouldn't bother me 2 hoots in they wanted to come inside a church. couldn't care less

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aguda
    Thanks for sharing King Willy. I kinda like the mosque in the rice field surrounded by the village.
    I do as well, something about it, shame I dont have the photographic skills of bobcock or bustak, I could have really captured the shot properly.


    Quote Originally Posted by Aguda
    Were you welcome inside as a non-beliver? I don't have much experience with Moslems, so that question may show my ignorance.
    I havent tried to go inside one, but I am under the impression that I could if I wanted to.

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    Interesting stuff KW, thanks for posting these. I'm not a "god" man, but ye gods have inspired some interesting architecture over cultures and time.

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    Odd interest this one ..

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    ok, I'll bite.
    Quote Originally Posted by crazyswede
    Odd interest this one ..
    What is odd about an interest in a particular genre of architecture ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WujouMao View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Aguda View Post
    Thanks for sharing King Willy. I kinda like the mosque in the rice field surrounded by the village. Were you welcome inside as a non-beliver? I don't have much experience with Moslems, so that question may show my ignorance.
    generally Christians, or non Muslims ain't allowed to enter. me, i don't believe in nowt, but they still wouldn't let me in to have a gander inside

    yet it wouldn't bother me 2 hoots in they wanted to come inside a church. couldn't care less
    I double checked this with MrsKW, and she says you're incorrect, anyone is allowed and even welcome to visit a mosque, at least in Indonesia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    ok, I'll bite.
    What is odd about an interest in a particular genre of architecture ?
    Well , in the part of the world i live now nobody like mosques really , here some people even burn them and to the part of the world im thinking of moving soon people aint´ too happy eihter , some choose not to live in the area of those.

    I just thought it was odd to have an interest about some thing many people doesnt like , what those
    mosques stands for , that´s all.

    ps. Take care of you teeth! 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyswede
    Well , in the part of the world i live now nobody like mosques really , here some people even burn them and to the part of the world im thinking of moving soon people aint´ too happy eihter , some choose not to live in the area of those. I just thought it was odd to have an interest about some thing many people doesnt like , what those mosques stands for , that´s all. ps. Take care of you teeth! 555
    So your part of the world is bigoted and unfriendly.

    Lucky Indonesia is not like that.

    and whaddya mean take care of my teeth? idiot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post

    ... and whaddya mean take care of my teeth? idiot.
    Well the last time i quoted you the text "ok, I'll bite." showed up but in the same color as the background , i dont know what you have been doin´ , i just want you to take care thats all! hahaha

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    Quote Originally Posted by crazyswede View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post

    ... and whaddya mean take care of my teeth? idiot.
    Well the last time i quoted you the text "ok, I'll bite." showed up but in the same color as the background , i dont know what you have been doin´ , i just want you to take care thats all! hahaha
    oh I see, I thought you were telling me that I might loose them for some reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    oh I see, I thought you were telling me that I might loose them for some reason.
    Well .. from old age perhaps!

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