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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:14 PM   #11061
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Gorgeous pictures, thanks Roukaya.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 10:57 PM   #11062
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I don't think it is physically possible to make a building look more Middle-Eastern than this.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 11:31 PM   #11063
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What is written in Arabic just below the clock?
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Old June 28th, 2012, 01:37 AM   #11064
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Gorgeous pictures, thanks Roukaya.
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What is written in Arabic just below the clock?
On pics 1 and 2: There is neither power nor ability save by Allah, the Most High, the All-great

On pic 3: There is no god only Allah, Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah
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Old June 28th, 2012, 05:16 AM   #11065
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Ruins at the back of Abraj al Bait

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Old June 28th, 2012, 06:43 AM   #11066
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They have to demolish, like, half the city for this project...
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Old June 28th, 2012, 07:06 AM   #11067
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Frankly, I don't know why I or any other non-muslim should even be interested in this building at all (we all know how well kufars are viewed by mohammadans).

Then again, I don't know why I'd be interested in visiting a primitive country that's stuck in the 7 century like Saudi Arabia is either.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:11 AM   #11068
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"Mohammadans"...
Real classy...

In any case, for all my criticisms of the building and its location, I'll give credit where it's due: the details and accents are the best part of this. Makes things reminiscent of the traditional architecture of region.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 10:15 AM   #11069
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Frankly, I don't know why I or any other non-muslim should even be interested in this building at all (we all know how well kufars are viewed by mohammadans).

Then again, I don't know why I'd be interested in visiting a primitive country that's stuck in the 7 century like Saudi Arabia is either.
natural beauty, believe or not there's some there

I would visit that building though.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 03:31 PM   #11070
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Breaking news!

''Big Ben clock tower'' renamed Elizabeth Tower

27 June 2012

The Big Ben clock tower, one of London's best-known landmarks, has been renamed Elizabeth Tower as a diamond jubilee gift to Queen Elizabeth II. The House of Commons Commission made the decision Monday for the tower that was completed in 1859, but no official renaming has yet been scheduled, according to the British Parliament's website.

Though everyone has been calling the decorative Parliament tower Big Ben, the nickname actually applies only to the Great Bell, the very one that strikes the time. (The theories on whom the bell was named for point to two possibilities: Sir Benjamin Hall, a public works commissioner, and Ben Caunt, a heavyweight boxing champ.) Technically, the tower was just called the Clock Tower.

So now Elizabeth Tower joins Victoria Tower, another Parliament high point that was renamed for Queen Victoria in 1860 to commemorate her 60-year reign.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 03:39 PM   #11071
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Frankly, I don't know why I or any other non-muslim should even be interested in this building at all (we all know how well kufars are viewed by mohammadans).

Then again, I don't know why I'd be interested in visiting a primitive country that's stuck in the 7 century like Saudi Arabia is either.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 04:13 PM   #11072
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[CENTER]Breaking news!

''Big Ben clock tower'' renamed Elizabeth Tower


The Big Ben clock tower, one of London's best-known landmarks, has been renamed Elizabeth Tower

So no more Big Ben ...
Well, I suppose they're renaming the tower itself, which, as far as I know, never had a colloquial name. It was always just referred to as "the clock tower."
The bell itself is staying as Big Ben.

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Old June 28th, 2012, 04:21 PM   #11073
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Elizabeth Tower and Makkah Clock Tower

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Old June 28th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #11074
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very nice photos
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Old June 28th, 2012, 04:39 PM   #11075
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The bell itself is staying as Big Ben.
yes, you're right no more Big Ben Tower but clock big ben still there.

I edited my message.
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Old June 28th, 2012, 04:42 PM   #11076
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Old June 29th, 2012, 02:45 AM   #11077
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because the lower-left tower takes so long to be in terminda lining up? I find it strange .. if anyone knows thanks
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Old June 29th, 2012, 08:35 AM   #11078
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Elizabeth Tower and Makkah Clock Tower

I love these east-west comparisons.

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Old June 29th, 2012, 03:55 PM   #11079
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^should be compared with its actual size ^
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Old June 29th, 2012, 04:15 PM   #11080
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They did that a few months ago!
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