SkyWatch: Minaret in the Sky

Besides the amazing sculptures all over the city of Jeddah, I also have a thing for the minarets of the many mosques around here. Mosques are everywhere – every couple of blocks you can find one. The minarets are usually topped off with a crescent moon, which has become symbolic of Islam. The holy month of Ramadan when all good Muslims fast during the daylight hours is determined by the phases of the moon. I liked this shot of the minaret floating against the cloudy sky and the stark contrast of the heaviness of the overhang of the building.
I’d like to wish you Peace and Blessings during this special season and to thank you for visiting my blog throughout the year.
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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15 Responses to SkyWatch: Minaret in the Sky

  1. VioletSky says:

    I love coming here to see your part of the world and to hear your take on it.
    Have a peaceful Christmas with your family.

  2. Larry Jordan says:

    Beautiful shot Susie. Thanks for sharing Jeddah with us. It must be a very interesting place. Peace and joy to you and yours for the holiday season and may you have the best new year ever!

  3. SandyCarlson says:

    Beautiful shot. Minarets, like bell towers, remind me we are reaching. We want more. We know there is more. They are inspiring.

  4. Dimple says:

    Hi Susie, Interesting shot, I like the contrast between the roof overhang and the minaret, too.

  5. Carver says:

    What a beautiful shot. I hope you and your family have a wonderful year’s end and New Year ahead.

  6. Chiara says:

    I am a minaret fan too. A series would be great, like your sculpture series.

    Libyan-American blogger KhadijaTeri has a lighthouse series going on. It becomes interesting in itself.

  7. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: Very nicely captured with this sky photo of the mosque.
    I hope you have a great Christmas and hope you remember the reason for the season.

  8. Yogi says:

    That minaret looks like a rocket with loudspeakers.

    I can see the crescent on top of it.

    I enjoyed the small patch of purple roof.

    I wish you peace and blessings also.

  9. ewok1993 says:

    I like the minarets too. I wonder if you could have a mini series of them.

    Happy Holidays.

  10. Tara R. says:

    Wonderful composition. The light and dark elements, and the beautiful architecture are so beautiful.

  11. clairz says:

    Thank you for sharing this part of the world with us. Peace and blessings to you, too.

  12. Marvelous capture, Susie, I like the contrast of the two buildings and the moody looking skies! Wishing you peace and blessings, as well!


  13. Eileen says:

    Nice photo of the minaret.Wishing you peace and blessings also.

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  15. Dina says:

    Nice picture. The minaret is modern looking. Those loudspeakers look pretty powerful.

    This morning I posed for a blog photo with a Santa Claus named Issa who was giving away Christmas trees. 🙂
    It is a nice season, even for us who do not celebrate the holiday itself.

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