When I snapped this photo as I was passing by in a vehicle, I didn’t realize what I had captured until I got home and uploaded it onto the computer. The sculpture in this photo is one of the more famous ones in Jeddah. It’s called “The Accident” and it was created by famed Spanish architect Julio LaFuente. I’ve published many of his creations on this blog and you can learn more about this particular one by clicking here.
What is special about this photo, however, is the capture of two workmen praying at the base of this sculpture. They wear the familiar lavendar jumpsuits with the high visibility neon yellow vests. Look closely and you can see their shoes behind them. Muslims must remove their shoes when they pray. The men are also facing east toward Makkah, another requirement for prayer. I’m so pleased that I was able to record this rare look at prayer here in Saudi Arabia and how it is performed at specific prayer times, anywhere and everywhere.
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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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Oh my goodness!! This was my favorite!
Nice pic & perfect timing as usual 🙂
“Umm, Dad, about the car……”
While removing shoes is a requirement…it’s not necessarily a “must” because sometimes removing the shoes for prayer just can’t be done. Generally, in this instance, wiping the tops of the shoes…and being sure they are as clean as possible, is adequate.
Not to take away from your post or anything…just thought I would throw that in there. Intersting pic btw…sums up driving in Saudi fairly straight forward.
This is a very cool picture! congrats on getting it!! 🙂
I pray the men will never know such accidents in real life.