Skywatch: Minaret at Dusk

Everybody knows I have a thing for minarets. I’ve teased that my goal is to photograph every minaret in Jeddah – an impossible task since there are mosques every few blocks in this city of 3.5 million people. Many minarets are bathed in green lighting, a trend that apparently came from Turkey, I’m told.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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3 Responses to Skywatch: Minaret at Dusk

  1. kongoquips says:

    I so love these minarets. Thanks for posting them. As to the green color I heard that it was King Saud who first painted the dome green and it caught on for minarets. May be may be not. Green is certainly beautiful and so is Jedda.

  2. Yogi says:

    I wonder what the green symbolizes? Nice photo.

  3. I find it a garish green, but certainly catches the attention.

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