I love photos taken at dusk. I think the sky is prettiest at that time of day, when it’s turning different shades of pink, orange, or purple, and evening lights are beginning to shine. Saudi Arabia has more mosques than you can imagine. Between being the home of two of the holy cities of Islam and the fact that no other religions are allowed to be practised here, it’s no surprise that you don’t have to go very far to find a mosque. Some of the mosques are truly magnificent and enormous in size, others are tiny and even a little funky, and still others lie somewhere in between. Most are easily identifiable by their minarets, and this too can vary from having just one minaret to having several. Many mosques also have domes.
The Al-Anani Mosque was designed by architect Raouf Helmi and is one of the largest mosques located in the Al-Hamra area of Jeddah. It is near the Al-Hamra Open Air Museum, where dozens of the city’s sculptures are on public display. What I love about this particular mosque in today’s post is, of course, its splendid dome. Look closely and you can see the crescent moons topping off the dome and its two minarets. The crescent moon is symbolic of Islam.
You can click on any of the following links to see my previous posts featuring mosques here in Saudi Arabia…
The Prophet’s Mosque in Madinah, Mosque Shades, Small Funky Mosques, Outside the Mosque, Gleaming Gold Minaret, Mosque Minarets, White Mosque, Typical Mosque, Mosque Minaret Moon, and View From Inside.
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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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