Dome of the Rock
No visitor to Jerusalem can escape the enigmatic golden dome building poised majestically at the highest point of the city, 753 meters above sea level. Placed almost in the centre of a 35 acre trapezoidal platform it teases the observer closer, igniting an artistic and enquiring mind in the most casual spectator.
The Dome of the Rock, better known as the Qubbat as-Sakhrah, was completed in 691/2 and is probably the first masterpiece of Islamic art and architecture. The attention it commands due to its harmonious geometry and energetic colours easily captured within the visual field means it subsumes everything around it and mesmerizes an individual.