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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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Tag Archives: prayer
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
All shops in Saudi Arabia are required by law to close for the five daily prayers every day. This shot was taken at about 2pm and all the men standing around the closed up shops are waiting for them to … Continue reading
Every home in Saudi Arabia has many prayer rugs – at least one for every member of the household and some extra ones for visitors. Prayer rugs are sold just about everywhere and are very affordable. They come in every … Continue reading
Saudi Arabian television programming consists of many stations which feature religious talk shows, lectures, and live religious services around the clock. During Ramadan – the month when all Muslims fast during the daytime hours – religious programming increases even more … Continue reading
Businesses in Saudi Arabia must close several times a day for prayers. The whole country comes to a virtual standstill so everyone can pray. Malls remain open but the businesses close down. Many shopping malls even have special areas set … Continue reading
All Muslims are required to pray five times a day. Businesses close for prayers and people stop whatever they are doing to ready themselves for prayer. We were stopped at a red light when I looked over and noticed this … Continue reading
These two sculptures sit in the middle of an enormous roundabout in Jeddah – and this photo does not do justice to the immense size of the white sculpture, which is called The Seagull. Its height is a whopping 55 … Continue reading
As we were driving by this highly industrialized area of Jeddah, I spied this odd looking open covered area and I wondered what it was. When we got a few more feet, there was an opening where the entrance was … Continue reading
I’ve featured photos of this particular mosque before on this blog, but this is the first one I was able to take at sundown, and I rather liked the effect of the sun on the dome. You can see the … Continue reading