Tuesday, December 23, 2008
You Can't Go There
... unless you practice Islam.
But you can look, thanks to Google and Flickr!
It's Mecca, during the Haj - pilgrimage time...
but first, last exit for non-muslims.. This is the sign for the last highway stop before the Mecca area... Arafat means mountain, I believe..
Come with me to the Kaaba... This 'Cube' is the most sacred site in Islam, and has the Masjid al-Haram mosque built around it. At several points during the Haj pilgrims are required to walk several times around the Kaaba in a counter-clockwise direction...
Arrival in Mecca after a long, long journey..
Mecca aerial view....... and the Great Mosque - Masjid Al-Haram, by night..
The Great Mosque, front entrance...
Long march to Jabal Al-Rahma.. The Mount of Mercy
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