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Old October 27th, 2009, 01:32 AM   #3321
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Religious tourism! , we prefer to call it Pilgrimage
I don't know what percentage relies on Hajj, the economy mainly depends on oil, petrochemical industries, services, and lately minerals.Most of the projects you see in the pics are financed by investments.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 01:35 AM   #3322
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hideous. can you believe they are putting this right next to the holiest spot in all of islam, a religion with a billion followers? wow, not only is this sacreligious, but it is massive and uninspired. The black rock in the Kaaba might have come from heaven but this building is straight from hell.
I agree, the has to be one of the worst projects on the globe.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 01:40 AM   #3323
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but i like the idea of secularization of holy places.
if they add shopping malls and religious supermarkets and put blinking adds all over the place it would make the whole idea of this project even clearer.
i don't know who ... but someone makes or better said will make a lot of money with those people.

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Old October 27th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #3324
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Terrifically ugly..They should shroud it in a burka when it is complete!
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Old October 27th, 2009, 11:42 PM   #3325
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Hi guys,

my very first post, just wanted to show you guys some pics

here is on Sept 11, 2009

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and these pictures are taken on Oct 10, 2009

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in the picture above, you see the extension work on the north side of Kaaba.

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not very sharp, because it was taken by a cellphone
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:09 AM   #3326
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It's looking more and more fantastic....love this building.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:22 AM   #3327
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in the picture above, you see the extension work on the north side of Kaaba.
First of all , WELCOME to SC , your pics have kept this thread alive for quite some time .. it's about time we see you here , so welcome again

the northern extension that you're referring to is shown here on this map :

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future developments in the central area :
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #3328
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First of all , WELCOME to SC , your pics have kept this thread alive for quite some time .. it's about time we see you here , so welcome again
thanks,
i have been invited to this forum more than once, but i have only been a visitor from time to time, and i didn't know my pictures were shared here, how would you know it was my pictures? do you recognize me?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:54 AM   #3329
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thanks,
i have been invited to this forum more than once, but i have only been a visitor from time to time, and i didn't know my pictures were shared here, how would you know it was my pictures? do you recognize me?
well , I assumed that you are 'asyiqul^huur' , are you not ? . If yes , then we post your pictures here all the time ( with reference to your Flickr page ) .
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Old October 28th, 2009, 02:32 AM   #3330
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Wow, thanks for the update abumuhannadh. I can't wait to see the clock
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Old October 28th, 2009, 03:23 AM   #3331
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Thanks for the new photos!
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Old October 28th, 2009, 05:01 AM   #3332
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sorry, i am not him, and i didn't post any credit because he has it watermarked in all pictures, he is one of my contacts in flickr but i am not him.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 07:51 AM   #3333
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well thanks regardless for posting the pictures. We appreciate it.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 10:46 AM   #3334
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sorry, i am not him, and i didn't post any credit because he has it watermarked in all pictures, he is one of my contacts in flickr but i am not him.
well, welcome anyway and nice to have you here with us
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Old October 28th, 2009, 12:53 PM   #3335
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new updates anyone ?
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:10 PM   #3336
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Look closely at the layout of this building (or, buildings, I should say). Does anyone notice a massive religious symbol on display that might not exactly align with Mecca's purpose? If you know the term "negative space" then you'll have an easier time spotting it.

I'll give more clues if you like.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:50 PM   #3337
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No idea what you're referring to.


Maybe this building is a symbol for haughtiness, inappropriateness or plain ugliness. Dunno.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 01:54 PM   #3338
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Look closely at the layout of this building (or, buildings, I should say). Does anyone notice a massive religious symbol on display that might not exactly align with Mecca's purpose? If you know the term "negative space" then you'll have an easier time spotting it.

I'll give more clues if you like.
i see what you are pointing to, it might be on purpose, or might not be.
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Old October 28th, 2009, 02:03 PM   #3339
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great pics abumuhannadh
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Old October 28th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #3340
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