Samarra Iraq - 1 of largest ancient city in the whole world. A dominating, magnificent structure that was once the largest mosque in the Islamic world built by Caliph Al-Mutawakkil in 852 AD using bricks and clay.The Mosque's minaret is the famous Spiral (Al-Malweyya 52 m high on the northern side). Some historians believe that it pre-dates the Mosque and that Caliph Al-Mu'tasim built it.
Doha Downtown - Qatar Doha Downtown. View across the old part of the city with Al Fanar (Qatar Islamic Culture Center) on the left side an some Souqs in front... Panorama out of 6 single shots (landscape)