Friday, January 25, 2008
Mosques and Temples
Every time we drove from Al Ain to Abu Dhabi we would pass the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which was under construction. This photo was taken in April 2007. It was finally finished and opened officially for Ramadan, but we were gone by then. I was happy that Shari in Abu Dhabi not only was able to tour the inside, but shared some photos on her blog! You can see photos here, here, here, here, and here. It's beautiful, and supposed to be the sixth largest mosque in the world!
We don't have any beautiful mosques to admire here in eastern Idaho, but there is a beautiful new LDS temple we were able to tour last week during the open house. We were living in New England when the Boston temple opened, and B and I volunteered at the open house there. This temple is architecturally similar from the outside, but very different inside. I'm glad our kids were able to be here for this open house--they were very excited about it. K also gets to sing in a children's choir at the gala celebration preceding the dedication ceremonies next weekend.