Weekly Photo Challenge: The Golden Hour


Abraj Al Bait

The photo of the Abraj Al-Bait (Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower) is a gift from a Saudi friend, Mohammad Al Obaidan, who has gone on a pilgrimage to Mecca last year. I actually requested him to get me photo of that clock tower as a souvenir since I will never have the chance to go there. That was a day before he left Riyadh for Makkah.  Call it a conspiracy of the universe but I can clearly remember him telling me that he took that photo during the golden hour. Hence, I could not think of a better photo for this week’s photo challenge amid the fact that it is not my original.

On a side note, Abraj Al-Bait, also known as the Mecca Royal Hotel Clock Tower, is a building complex in Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It holds several world records, including the tallest hotel in the world, the tallest clock tower in the world, the world’s largest clock face,and the world’s largest building floor area. The complex’s hotel tower became the second tallest building in the world in 2011, surpassed only by Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Above all, it is meters away from the world’s largest mosque and Islam’s most sacred site, the Masjid al Haram.  (Reference: Wikipedia)

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