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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Tag Archives: mosque
I’ve never seen a mosque such a bright color as this one! This is a brand new mosque near downtown Jeddah. I’m guessing that it was built by a businessman who also built the matching colored apartment building behind and … Continue reading
Mosques are distinctive by their minarets. Most minarets are topped off with a crescent moon shape, which has come to symbolize Islam. The crescent moon plays an important role in the religion. The sighting of the new crescent moon with … Continue reading
This is another beautiful new mosque that has just been completed near downtown Jeddah. I love the details of the arches, the minaret, and the dome and the color choice. In Jeddah, there are mosques every few blocks, and even … Continue reading
This new white mosque has just finished completion near downtown Jeddah. Beautiful, isn’t it? I had published a photo of this same mosque in the process of being built a while back. If you’d like to compare photos, here’s the … Continue reading
A popular chain bank in Jeddah uses a tall green tower to make it easy for its customers to spot ATM outlets. The tall green tower mimics the minarets from mosques, which often are lit up in green lighting. To … Continue reading
Everybody knows I have a thing for minarets. I’ve teased that my goal is to photograph every minaret in Jeddah – an impossible task since there are mosques every few blocks in this city of 3.5 million people. Many minarets … Continue reading
This is the entrance to a small neighborhood mosque. The wooden doors are pretty and I love the details on the columns. The cubby holes on either side of the doors are for shoes – no one wears shoes inside … Continue reading
This gate and walkway lead to the lovely Floating Mosque of Jeddah. The walkway extends above the waters of the Red Sea when it is high tide and the mosque appears to be floating in the sea. Many people come … Continue reading
It’s late afternoon and low tide on the Red Sea. This couple is standing at the base of the Floating Mosque, which is on the Red Sea in Jeddah. At high tide they would not be able to stand where … Continue reading
With Jeddah’s beautiful Floating Mosque and the gentle rolling Red Sea before him, this man in a wheelchair listened to his portable radio which was playing the melodic voice of an adhan calling the prayers.