Green Mosque on the Red Sea


The city of Jeddah stretches for miles north to south along the Red Sea. There are at least four mosques that are built right on the coastline on the Corniche, with the Red Sea as their backdrop. This is an older mosque – I’m sure it has another name, but I call it the Green Mosque.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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4 Responses to Green Mosque on the Red Sea

  1. Dina says:

    Thanks Susie. I posted two beautiful ostrich eggs from our Museum of Islamic Art. Then on an Armenian website I read that such things were used in mosques. Maybe this was in former days, or only in certain regions.
    OK then, we will all keep our eyes open for further discoveries. 🙂

  2. Dina says:

    The building looks lonely, as if sitting in the middle of nowhere; but I’m sure it’s not.
    The minaret is especially interesting.

    Susie, do you know if decorated ostrich eggs are or were ever hung in mosques and why? I’m trying to do a little research on that.

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