Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Mosques and minarets (two!)

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M is for mosques!  This one has TWO minarets.


On Saturday our Arabic teacher took us to the nearby Negev Bedouin town of Lakiya.
We drove by two of the town's many mosques.
Sorry about my out-of-the-car-window shots, but there was no time to stop.
We had many welcomes and lectures and visits waiting for our class.
I learned so much in half a day!
It is so inspiring what some of the women have done, together, to advance their status within the traditional, male-dominated society.
More about that in coming posts.
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(Meanwhile, happy ABC Wednesday.)
(Linking also to inSPIREd Sunday meme for houses of worship.)
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17 comments:

William Kendall said...

The second shot really stands out!

Photo Cache said...

What a great post for M.

My ABC WEDNESDAY

Cloudia said...

Your interest in things gets us interested too!

Linda said...

Beautiful photos.

Roger Owen Green said...

I love minarets, and steeples, and all sorts of adornments on religious buildings.


ROG, ABCW

Melody Steenkamp said...

I love buildings like those.... always a moment to get silent and in thoughts and prayers with ones i had to say goodbye to already

Have a nice abc-wednesday-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Leslie: said...

Marvelous shot, Dina!

Leslie
abcw team

Joy said...

You did well to capture the minarets as you sped past.

VP said...

The mosques look brand-new...

Alice said...

Nice photos Dina

Kay said...

This reminds me of Turkey, but a little newer.

Tom said...

how wonderful it would be if all the world's great religions could live in peace and harmony

Urokliwe Miejsca i ... said...

Very nice inresting minaret.
Yours:)*

Gwil W said...

I wonder if they have a physical presence up there in the minaret or if they use loudspeakers.

Dina said...

Gwil, I would imagine they use computerized broadcasts of the call to prayer from the minarets. That would be a LONG way for a muezzin to climb 5 times a day.
But I will try to find out for sure and let you know.

Graciel·la said...

Photos taken by car, but good testimonies of the two mosques.
Thanks for sharing.

bettyl-NZ said...

Not bad for not stopping! I find the architecture intriguing.