Skywatch: View From Inside

The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah has several areas of retractable roof which, when open, create an awesome view toward the heavens. You can see the exquisite detailing involved which make this mosque an amazing jewel of the Islamic world. This is one of eight or so minarets which rise up into the sky. The Prophet’s Mosque is the site where Mohammed, the founder of Islam, is buried. Millions of visitors each year include a visit to Madinah in their itinerary when they come to Saudi Arabia to perform the Hajj. The Hajj is a religious pilgrimage to the holy city of Makkah and is required of every able bodied Muslim at least once in his or her lifetime.
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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30 Responses to Skywatch: View From Inside

  1. noushadali says:

    Excellent angle !
    Your blog is really interesting..
    have nice photos too.

    please take a look at

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  2. Asif says:

    This mosque pic is beautiful. Can I use it in my presentation? Would you be interested in selling its usage rights to me?


  3. Billie says:

    HOORAY for Adam. He evidently inherited his Mother’s flare for dare, AND her attention to the fine aspects of photography in particular and the arts in general — a nice combination!

  4. Thank you all for your comments. I must give credit where credit is due. I neglected to mention that my son actually took this photo with his camera phone. Cameras and phones are not allowed inside the mosque, so this was a covert operation! I think he did a super job!!! He has a very artistic approach to photography.

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  6. Laurie says:

    That is just beautiful. What an interesting journey you are on. Me too ! I’m glad I checked out your site.

  7. Hilda says:

    Wow. How long did you have to wait before you got in then? That’s a wonderful view from the inside.

  8. What in interesting photograph. Interesting to have an insight into another religion and another part of the globe.

  9. joy says:

    Retractable roofs? That’s amazing. That’s a great angle, Susie!

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  10. Arija says:

    Wonderful with the retractable roof and all those minarets, like the Russian orthodox church in the Kreml with 11 silver cupolas.

  11. babooshka says:

    Not only a beautiful sky but such a arty angle.

  12. Mo says:

    A beautiful building. I love the way you chose to photograph it.

  13. Lara says:

    as all buildings dedicated to the Divinity – however we want to call Him – this one is also majestic and full of grace!

  14. Chris says:

    Beautiful photo, I like the angle and the light on it.

  15. chrome3d says:

    it glows in the sun like a diamond.

  16. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: A special capture into the sky. There are not many places you could get this photo. Thanks for your kind comments my friend.

  17. PJ says:

    Beautifully done, Susie. What an amazing adventure to be there. I would love to be in your shoes. Happy SWF!

  18. precious says:

    I like the angle you chose to take the shot. Beautiful picture.

  19. Geogypsy says:

    Great sky view. I really like all the repeated arches and am intrigued by a retractable roof. Thank you for sharing.

  20. Guy D says:

    Excellent skywatch shot Susie, I love it.

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  21. washaw says:

    What a great idea, open the roof. I’m going to talk to the trustee committee about this. ha ha

  22. Erin says:

    like the angle and the light…
    thanks as always for providing insight into your world. and as always I learn something new.
    have a great weekend.

  23. Diane says:

    Beautiful building and sky photo. What an interesting blog you have. Indeed, you are on a big adventure!

  24. imac says:

    Nice sky and a wonderful building.

  25. mountain.mama says:

    Great shot that leads the eye up to the sky! Very spiritual.

  26. Pupo says:

    I enjoy the minaret looking the sky.
    Beautiful building.

  27. ewok1993 says:

    Very cool shot. Love the details on the mosque.

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  28. SandyCarlson says:

    That’s a beautiful, beautiful building, Susie. I can see how it would inspire devotion.

  29. It is a beautiful building and an interesting way to photograph it. Also enjoyed reading your comments.

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