Sunday, 28 August 2011

A Trip To KL's Islamic Museum

HTemp:  35c
Rain:       0.3cm
`-$:         46.15

We're sorry for the brief lapse in posting, but there was this hurricane and...well, we can't blame Irene here in India.  Our problem was a bit more mundane, experiencing lousy internet access in a hotel in Bangalore, where we just spent the weekend.  Anywho...

Kuala Lumpur has a small jewel of a museum devoted to Islamic arts.  Containing outstanding examples of decorative arts including textiles, pottery, metal work and jewelry, the museum really shines in showing how talented and inspired craftsman across the Islamic world were.

One of the galleries had about 20 fantastic models of various triumphs of Islamic architecture - mainly mosques. That's Mecca's great mosque on the left and Sarah standing next to a model of the Taj Mahal on the right.  But you knew all that.

Who stuck his big mug in the frame and messed up the symmetry of the beautiful dome?  Checking for lens flair?  On the right, where savvy designers from Crate & Barrel crib their ideas?  Wouldn't you?

1 comment:

  1. lousy internet in the tech capital of India? hmmm...
    looking forward to hearing more about that part of the
    beautiful pix!