Pilgrimmage thru Mountain Layers

Most of the vehicles on this highway are traveling from Madinah to Makkah/Mecca and are carrying religious pilgrims who are fulfilling the Islamic once in a lifetime requirement of all able bodied Muslims – to perform Hajj. The Hajj happens every year and concludes with a celebration lasting several days called Eid al Adha, when lambs are sacrificed and shared with family as well as those who are less fortunate. Many of the pilgrims take advantage of the opportunity during their trip to Saudi Arabia to also visit the holy city of Madinah, where Mohammed is buried in the beautiful Prophet’s Mosque. I love the layers of mountains in the distance that are visible during almost the entire drive from Jeddah to Madinah. At one point there were dozens and dozens of pilgrim laden busses forming a caravan enroute to Makkah.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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11 Responses to Pilgrimmage thru Mountain Layers

  1. erin says:

    this has nothing to do with the layers on a mountain

  2. Wow, that’s a beautiful picture! Kinda feel like I was having double vision for a moment. Hehe.

  3. Tash says:

    the hills and mountains are amazing. I enjoyed reading the text for your posts – always something new & interesting to learn.

  4. I came for Skywatch but I love this photo of the beautiful mountains. Wow!

  5. I had on idea that Saudi Arabia had so many hills and mountains. I have always thought of it as a rather flat place. I agree with Elaine, those misty layers are quite beautiful.

  6. lawstude says:

    great shot. i love the hues of the mountain on the background. anyways, have a blessed christmas to you and your love ones… from my islands to yours.

  7. Elaine says:

    Those are beautiful misty layers. I never think of such high mountains in Arabia.

  8. Geogypsy says:

    I love the look of the layered mountains.

    Hope you have a Happy Holiday, in whatever way you celebrate.

  9. Hi Kris – Thanks so much for stopping by – you’re forgiven for the cut and run – that’s a LOT of places to visit!!!

  10. Kris says:

    Apologies for a cut and paste, but there was no way on Earth I would be able to make it around the whole globe to wish everybody a Merry Christmas otherwise. I’m not Santa, you know!

    Anyway, from myself, Henry and Ezra, have a Merry Christmas/Winter Solstice/Hanukkah/Festivus and a happy New Year!

    I hope that all of your holiday photos turn out to be triumphs and all your soufflés rise accordingly.

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