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SkyWatch: Yellow Mosque

I’ve never seen a mosque such a bright color as this one! This is a brand new mosque near downtown Jeddah. I’m guessing that it was built by a businessman who also built the matching colored apartment building behind and … Continue reading

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Minaret Topper Shop

Mosques are distinctive by their minarets. Most minarets are topped off with a crescent moon shape, which has come to symbolize Islam. The crescent moon plays an important role in the religion. The sighting of the new crescent moon with … Continue reading

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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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New White Mosque

This new white mosque has just finished completion near downtown Jeddah. Beautiful, isn’t it? I had published a photo of this same mosque in the process of being built a while back. If you’d like to compare photos, here’s the … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Banking ATM

A popular chain bank in Jeddah uses a tall green tower to make it easy for its customers to spot ATM outlets. The tall green tower mimics the minarets from mosques, which often are lit up in green lighting. To … 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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Mosque Doors

This is the entrance to a small neighborhood mosque. The wooden doors are pretty and I love the details on the columns. The cubby holes on either side of the doors are for shoes – no one wears shoes inside … Continue reading

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