In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge.
The post says that we could submit the outer margins of a building–actually it’s an edge, too. So here is my submission for this week’s challenge:
I don’t think that there will be any difficulties in choosing photos because every picture must contains things that have dimension in it. Everything has dimension, so to differ it with its environment, there must be margins, borders, and edges on it, says the theory. I just have to choose which photo is suitable enough to be my submission in this week’s theme.
This is the gate of Bandung Great Mosque (Masjid Raya Bandung), one of the largest and oldest mosque in Bandung, situated in the Grand Square of Bandung (Alun-Alun Bandung). Behind it are two minarets of the mosque. Visitors can go to the top of the minarets and see the landscape of Bandung in 360 degrees from 81 meters above the ground. Sadly, in my visits to this city, I haven’t had the chance to go to the top of it. Maybe next time.
The mosque itself was built in the first decade of 19th century, in Central Javanese architecture, but it has undergo many changes in architecture so we can’t see the original building anymore. What stands now is the result of the 2001’s renovation, which joined the mosque with the square in front of it. I think that actually it’s a pity to destroy the old historical building and replace it with a new one, but as this building is still functioned as a mosque, not just a preserved historical landmark, the functionality must be preferred more than the building itself #sarcasm.
But nevertheless, the minaret is indeed, beautiful. The gate also adds something to it–somewhat edgy.