The Museum of Islamic Art was designed by architect I. M. Pei. At age 91, Pei had to be coaxed out of retirement to undertake the enterprise. He traveled throughout the Muslim world on a six-month quest to learn about Muslim architecture and history and read Muslim texts to draw inspiration for his design. Facilities inside the 5-storey museum include a gift shop, library, classrooms, a 200-seat theater, and IDAM, a high class restaurant offering French Mediterranean cuisine with Arabic elements.
I become quite obsessed with the interior design of the main hall, taking a series of shots, creating variations on a theme. I’d usually only share one, but find each of the four possesses its own merits.
(Nikon D7100, December 2015)