Some cool images of Beautiful Masjid:
And hence thy legacy demises
Image by NiH
Situated in Abdul Khairat Road, Armanitola, in the old part of Dhaka City, the Tara/Star Mosque is not dated by any inscription. It is known that one Mirza Golam Pir, whose ancestors had come to Dhaka and settled in Mohalla Ale Abu Sayeed (present-day Armanitola), erected it. Mirza Golam Pir died in 1860, and hence the date of construction of the mosque may conveniently be placed in the first half of the 19th century.
The mosque, both inside and outside, is decorated with mosaic. Small chips of Chinaware-plate, cup etc and pieces of glass have been used for mosaic. This type of mosaic is called ‘Chini Tikri’ work. Vase with flowers is an important decorative motif on the spandrel of the arches and elsewhere on the facade. Flower-vases, flower branches, rosset, crescent, star, and Arabic calligraphic writing have been used in the decoration of the mosque. The outer wall between the doors are decorated with the motif of Fujisan (Mount Fuji) on glazed tiles and a crescent-and-star design decorates the upper part of the facade. Hundreds of blue stars have been created on the domes of white marble. All over the mosque the motif of stars dominate the decoration and so the mosque is called the Star Mosque (Tara Masjid).
– Source Banglapedia. [ Click here for a Satellite Trajectory]
..and all but finished the legacy of the ‘once cherished’ Star Mosque is. Its yard is frequented by sleuths,crooks,pimps,shoe-snatchers . Yet this ergonomic beauty still shelters the hopeless, perhaps because the lifeless bricks know not of the pathology of human politics. I paid a little visit to this shrine today, I wasn’t planning on an especially tangible sky. Surprisingly, like a chameleon, it kept changing colors. However, a little digital post-processing was still called for.
Image by satellite360
Under the awnings at Jama Masjid mosque.
Masjid Jamek in K.L.
Image by leef_smith