Friday, 19 March 2010

Greenacre, private school

The Malek Fahd Islamic School is a private school in the western suburb of Greenacre. The mosque (top) features an impressive minaret and dome. The modern school buildings (bottom) also feature some distinctly Middle Eastern architectural designs. Established in 1989, Malek Fahd is now the largest islamic school in Australia with over 1700 students attending its primary school and high school. I'm continuing my series of photos for Harmony Day, which is coming up this Sunday.

59 comments:

  1. Love the dome and tower. Very interesting architecture!

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  2. Marvelous architecture and terrific captures as always! Hope you have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Interesting architecture. Well captured!

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  4. great architecture,very neat!thanks for stopping by...

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  5. Cool looking school and a pretty blue sky, great photo!

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  6. Fantastic captures! You captured the dome and the minaret so well.

    Have a great weekend.

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  7. Never would guess this is a school...beautiful...I would like to have a peek at what's under that dome...

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  8. Lovely architecture.Great shots.
    Have a great weekend!

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  9. beautiful - wouldn't have guessed this was Australia.

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  10. Amazing bright, blue skies and architecture!

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  11. This is a modern mid east architecture... great capture as always...

    In This Side of Town
    Anything Davao

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  12. Modern Australian take on the traditional. Great capture.

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  13. These are both very nice buildings. The work on them is excellent. Your part of the world has some neat and interesting architecture.

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  14. Wow, big school! Love the building design.

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  15. That dome and the tower are so beautiful. What a sky to highlight amazing architecture!

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  16. Interesting building. I thought it was a mosque.

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  17. Beautiful sky!
    Great captures.

    Happy weekend.

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  18. Jossie, I thought it was a mosque too but I cannot find any separate information on it. It may be a mosque that is only used by the students. A bit like some Catholic schools have a chapel or church on their grounds that is only used by their school students.

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  19. Impressive buildings, but I wonder just what the children are taught in such schools. Such a pity Australian children are sent to such places when you have a great education system for all children.

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  20. Look at those beautiful CLEAR blue skies! Beautiful

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  21. That is some great architecture to have fun photographing! I like it a lot! Thank you for stopping by-- I'm always delighted with your comments!

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  22. everything looks so clean and welcoming. I like the dome and tower too.

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  23. Unique capture of its architecture. Lovely day for photo shoot!

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  24. Nice shots. Glad to see both flags flying.

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  25. I'm enjoying your multi-cultural series. Good onya, Australia!
    Wish someday we could have a Harmony Day.

    What is the second flag here?

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  26. FANTASTIC SHOT....!
    GORGEOUS SCHOOL......Wondering how it could be interesting takeing a look at the inside architecture...!!
    have a sunny weekend!
    ciao ciao elvira

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  27. Such graceful buildings! Is that really a mosque attached to the school, or is it part of the school itself?

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  28. Very nice buildning and beautiful sky!

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  29. Great photos and interesting architecture.

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  30. What an beautiful building, I love the dome.

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  31. Dina, the second flag is the school's flag featuring the school's crest. Thanks for letting me know how much you're enjoying my multicultural series for Harmony Day. Good onya for saying 'good onya'. :)

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  32. Beautiful buildings. Thanks for sharing your part of the world.

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  33. Lady Fi, I have done some research and am able to confirm that the first building is indeed a mosque, on the grounds of the school. Students from other schools have been invited to the school and were given a tour of the mosque. I have updated my post.

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  34. Thank you so much for doing that research. It's not often you see a school with its own mosque in the grounds!

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  35. Warm bright buildings against a perfect sky - wonderful!

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  36. The architecture of the school is quite unique, Jim.

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  37. Gorgeous architecture and the sky is so blue that is awesome! Thanks for visiting!


    The Sunset

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  38. The sky sure is a beautiful blue! The architecture is very attractive.

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  39. Great architecture! I'm envious of your blue sky! Winter has been long and cold here and spring is delayed...

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  40. Clean clear lovely blue sky!
    A nice backdrop for the dome of the mosque.

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  41. very nice photos....the sky is so blue!

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  42. Picking up on what Glennis wrote, «Louis» worries that the West is committing cultural and religious suicide allowing radical Islam free rein. Perhaps the Islam that is taught there is not radical, but «Louis» doubts it very much. The West is going to "multicultural" itself out of existence.

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  43. What beautiful buildings! I never knew there was such a large Islamic population in Australia. Are your skies always so blue? Thank you for sharing & for visiting the House.

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  44. Louis la Vache, the concept of Harmony Day is to celebrate the inclusive nature of Australia and promote the benefits of cultural diversity. There is good and bad in all cultures and there are also many radical people in other religions and interest groups too. The West is made up of many different cultures and through history many of them have been guilty of eradicating parts of other cultures. I think multiculturalism teaches people that differences can be good and usually allows you to take the best of every culture. People fear what they don't understand and through learning about different cultures maybe we can eliminate the fear and radicalism to have a more cohesive and peaceful world.

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  45. All harmony is good, and it's perfectly placed against the clear blue sky.

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  46. Very nice. The diverse architecture really adds a lot of colorful flavor to a city. Lovely blue skies...just like here in California! Thanks for stopping by at my blog.

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  47. Clear skies. Liked most the info and neat shot of the building.

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  48. Beautiful mosques..in breathtaking surroundings..
    cheers!

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