Skywatch: Midday Sun Minaret


Towering minarets make mosques easily visible and identifiable. At night most minarets are usually lit up with green lights, although some might use white or another color. Loud speakers attached to the minarets make the five daily calls to prayer clearly heard for quite a distance. Many minarets are topped off with a crescent moon, which is symbolic of Islam.
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to Skywatch: Midday Sun Minaret

  1. Nice shot.

    Regards and best wishes

  2. Ebie says:

    I have always wondered about the crescent moon. Now I know. I have also seen the minarets lighted at night.

    This is a wonderful shot at daylight!

  3. beautiful photo Susie…the light is exquisite as it passes over the minaret.

  4. A really stunning capture, Susie! A beautiful minaret against those blue skies! Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

  5. ewok1993 says:

    is anyone allowed to go up there? the view from up there must be incredible and expansive.

    • I’ve seen staircases leading up to them, but I’ve never actually seen anyone up there. I would think repairs to the speakers would have to made periodically, and I would imagine that the views must be pretty remarkable too.

  6. Yogi says:

    Very, very cool photo.

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