Architecture / New York

Daily What?! A Mosque in an Old Movie Theater in Sunset Park

Source: Ya Khwaja Garib Nawaz.

We’re used to the once-sacred becoming commercialized (Christmas in America, anyone?), but occasionally, roles are reversed. The commercial has become holy in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park district, where a former movie theater was repurposed as a Turkish mosque.

Berkshire Theater, once standing on 8th Avenue, opened in 1926. Its design was …

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Architecture / Istanbul

Cultural Symbiosis in Istanbul, Turkey

The sensory overload of the vibrant and colorful Spice Bazaar and the tranquil and awe-inspiring Rà­ ¼stem Pasha Mosque in the Eminà­ ¶nà­ ¼ neighborhood are just one example of the cohesive juxtaposition and cultural symbiosis that make Istanbul, Turkey a unique and exciting travel experience.

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Architecture / New York

A Factory Converted into a Mosque in Jamaica, Queens

Along the Van Wyck Expressway in Queens, not too far from the Jamaica train station, stands a mosque clearly converted from an old factory. A painted turquoise dome rises above the drab factory exterior as well as a simple minaret. The building has been the New York headquarters of the Imam Al-Khoei Benevolent Foundation.

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Architecture / Paris

Inside the La Grande Mosquée of Paris

You might recognize this mosque from the film Paris Je t’aime. A Parisian teenager, Franà§ois, develops a crush on a girl and waits for her outside a mosque. She sees him across the road when she opens the large entrance doors at the intersection of two streets.

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