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.

4 comments:

Amira said...

We've been trying to make it to the open house. Maybe this weekend, since it's our last chance. We moved from there the day of the groundbreaking (we went to the groundbreaking in the morning then drove out) and we'd all love to see the finished temple. Enjoy the dedication!

And I loved the mosque photos. Thanks!

Peg said...

wow, loved this post. the mosque looks amazing (I don't think I've ever taken the time to look at one..!), the temple, beautiful, of course..

Lucy said...

It is wonderful that you have been able to be part of the cultural celebration surounding the dedication of the temple. It is beautiful.

Kristin said...

That temple really is gorgeous in the snow. What a great experience for your kids to be a part of the open house! You are such a trooper, hanging in there with all that cold! Brrr...