Friday, October 3, 2008
Skywatch Friday Post: Bandung Grand Mosque Tower
This is the photo for my participation in the Skywatch Friday this week.
This photo is of one of the two towers of Masjid Agung Bandung (also called Masjid Raya Bandung Propinsi Jawa Barat) or Bandung Grand Mosque. This mosque is located on the West side of Alun-alun Bandung (Bandung City Square) on Asia Afrika Street.
Masjid Agung Bandung has a history as long as the city itself. According to historian Sobana Hardjasaputra of Padjadjaran University, the mosque was erected on September 25, 1810 (the date when the capital of Bandung Regency was relocated from Dayeuh Kolot [the old city] to the present location).
Over the years, the shape of the mosque have changed many times. The present shape is the result of the renovation conducted in 2001-2003.