SkyWatch: Al-Anani Mosque at Dusk

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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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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29 Responses to SkyWatch: Al-Anani Mosque at Dusk

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  4. Joyce says:

    You certainly can tell that you have a passion for taking photos at dusk. Nice work!

  5. Chris says:

    Wonderful fantastic picture!

  6. Arija says:

    An absolutely magnificent photo! WOW.

  7. I used to see alot of Mosques in Turkey and some where spectacular. So is that the sun reflecting off the edge of the dome, because it almost looks like lighting showing through!

  8. Judy says:

    The colors are amazing. That is a beautiful building. The shot looks almost like a painting.

  9. Carver says:

    Such an interesting post and an exquisite shot. Such beautiful light over the beautiful mosque.

  10. Deb says:


    Glad you stopped by, I think your photos are very unique. I like skywatch friday, you really get to see the sky from all over the world, and I love sky pictures…

  11. Wow, I love the mosque, the dusk. Everything! Just great.

  12. luna miranda says:

    beautiful photo! love the soft colors of dusk.

  13. pantteri says:

    Beautiful colours! Your life seems to be very exciting.. Greetings from Finland and happy women day tomorrow.

  14. Mo says:

    There is something quite fairytale ish about this image. Just wonderful

  15. Oh my God..this is beautiful,I love this shot.
    Thanks for sharing.

  16. sylvia says:

    A really stunning shot, Susie! and the mosque with that beautiful sky as a backdrop is really breathtaking! Thanks so much for sharing the photo and the information.

  17. Deb says:

    Your photo is so pretty, I put your link on my blog for everyone to come visit, happy friday

  18. Geogypsy says:

    The lights on the dome seem part of the dusky sky. The architecture is fascinating. The upturned crescent is in the sky tonight.

  19. Tabib says:

    Beautiful Masjid, and I like the colour glow at the bas e of the dome.

  20. Lene says:

    This is just so amazing and different than what I am used to. I wish I can visit your country some day 🙂

    Great post 🙂

  21. babooshka says:

    You have the red crescent instead of the red cross don’t you too. Sunset hues the golden hour really highlighted here so well. I do find Mosques beutiful structures

  22. ewok1993 says:

    Simply superb post. What a lovely mosque made prettier by the sunset hues.

    Mine is at

  23. Guy D says:

    Now that is a great shot Susie, I love it.

    Have a great weekend!
    Regina In Pictures

  24. Suzanne M says:

    I love the colours and I always enjoy learning a little more about your city.
    Happy SWF Susie.

  25. This is truly a beautiful photo. The light and colors are wonderful.

  26. Jacob says:

    I love dusk photos, too. The mosque is truly beautiful and your photo does it all justice!

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