Here is another beautiful little mosque that sits right on the banks of the Red Sea in Jeddah along the Corniche. Many Jeddans enjoy going to the Corniche boardwalk to enjoy the cool breezes from the sea, to picnic or barbeque, or perhaps to roller blade or fly kites. The Island Mosque was designed by architect Abdel Wahed el Wakil and is one of four mosques located right along the Corniche, which make it convenient for Muslims to observe the five daily prayers, no matter what time of day it is. The mosque itself looks fairly new, but the rock wall around it appears as though it might be much older. What I thought was interesting about the Island Mosque, aside from its gorgeous Red Sea setting, is its minaret. The minaret’s design looks like a lighthouse, which is so fitting, given its location.
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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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