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Pretty New Mosque

This is another beautiful new mosque that has just been completed near downtown Jeddah. I love the details of the arches, the minaret, and the dome and the color choice. In Jeddah, there are mosques every few blocks, and even … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Lighted Mosque Minaret

I have featured many mosque minarets on this blog (I have a “thing” for them), but I don’t believe I have ever seen one like this one before – the pointed top section is totally illuminated from the inside.

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Twilight Minaret – Ramadan Kareem

At twilight, the mosques around the city of Jeddah begin to light up their minarets, mostly with green lights. The five daily calls to prayer are announced over the loudspeakers placed atop the minarets for all to hear. Most minarets … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Minaret at Dusk

Not much of a photo, but I do like the way the minaret with its crescent moon topper is silhouetted against the evening sky and the way the sun reflects on the glass of the building. To fly MORE friendly … Continue reading

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Pretty Minaret

Ok, I admit it – I’m obsessed with photographing the varied and beautiful minarets in Saudi Arabia. They literally come in all shapes and sizes. If I were to set a goal to photograph all the mosques and minarets in … Continue reading

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