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Old December 21st, 2008, 05:55 PM   #2441
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I wanted to ask that too, it must be the largest, empty, white wall in the world
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Old December 21st, 2008, 07:25 PM   #2442
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its safaa and marrwa and they didnt expandet for being empty lol
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 01:28 AM   #2443
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[QUOTE=Captain Kimo;29664338]Pics from the last hajj season




so beautiful
i just hope in 50 years they dnt ruin the picture of mecca with too many buildings, billboards, signs, etc..
i think the holy city of mecca should stay the way it is with just some more hotels, but that does it
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 02:28 AM   #2444
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i just hope in 50 years they dnt ruin the picture of mecca with too many buildings, billboards, signs, etc..
i think the holy city of mecca should stay the way it is with just some more hotels, but that does it.
Are there actually any historic buildings (except the Mosque) remaining in Mecca anymore?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 02:42 AM   #2445
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Great

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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:23 AM   #2446
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What's that building with the sheer wall beside the mosque? From Google Earth there's a huge series of roads leading to it.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Safa_and_Al-Marwah
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:25 PM   #2447
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No I think he is referring to Al Safa Palace in the far left of the picture. It belongs to the royal family.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:41 PM   #2448
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To be honest, the "complex" is so ugly, partially because it just doesn´t "match" with all the surrounding area, that I quite like to see the development.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:45 PM   #2449
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It is not too ugly...
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 07:50 PM   #2450
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it's hideous
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 08:56 PM   #2451
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it's hideous, and massive... Mecca looks like some rugged territory... difficult to build there or easy because the bedrock is so close to the surface?
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 09:30 PM   #2452
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A bit unneeded isn't it?

I think Mecca with the Kaaba alone would look much better. Skyscrapers around it is just unneeded.
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 09:53 PM   #2453
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they are when theirs more than 3 million people visiting a small valley
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Old December 22nd, 2008, 11:00 PM   #2454
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A bit unneeded isn't it?

I think Mecca with the Kaaba alone would look much better. Skyscrapers around it is just unneeded.
I am sure all this floorspace is needed in MECCA more than anywhere else, but why cram those supertalls all around the kaaba? Its impractical and will make the crowding problem worse...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 04:22 AM   #2455
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that picture was stunning....that construction its strategic place..
perhaps from all city view can see that tower construction...
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:41 PM   #2456
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Personal curiousity, is there any part of the original mosque, before all the modern additions, still existing now?
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:43 PM   #2457
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Kaaba its self (the black part at the center)
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:44 PM   #2458
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Personal curiousity, is there any part of the original mosque, before all the modern additions, still existing now?
witch one is the original? its been demolished and rebuild several times thru history, same thing with the kaba itself. i think the one standning now, both the kaba and the mosque are from the ottomans. and from the kaba only the black stone is supposed to be from the original abraham built (or rebuilt from the one adam built)
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 10:46 PM   #2459
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As far I know, inside the kaaba it is the same. only the outer walls of kaaba have been renewed and roof also cause Rain water effected it.
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Old December 23rd, 2008, 11:47 PM   #2460
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Are you saying the interior of the ka'ba is the same since the days of the prophet (sas)?



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