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View Poll Results: vote
10 28 28.57%
9.5 0 0%
9 3 3.06%
8.5 0 0%
8 2 2.04%
7.5 5 5.10%
7 11 11.22%
6.5 5 5.10%
6 8 8.16%
5.5 6 6.12%
5 5 5.10%
4.5 3 3.06%
4 4 4.08%
3.5 6 6.12%
3 or less 12 12.24%
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Old October 13th, 2003, 08:16 PM   #1
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Medina, saudi Arabia

The Holy city of Medina

Second holiest city in Islam. The prophet Mohammed is buried there (under the green dome, where his home once stood). An ancient city on the spice and incence trade route (classical name: Yathrib). The first capital of Islam, a cosmopolitan melting pot and for long periods a centre for learning. An agricultural centre famous for it's dates and herbs (especially mint).


turn of the century photo showing the roof of prophet's mosque and the palm fields surrounding the city

Today it has a population of 850,000. The centre of the city is being redeveloped as part of prophet's mosque expansion project (1988-1995)


Expansion of the mosque through the years


Sat. photo showing the mosque and the redeveloped city centre

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Old October 13th, 2003, 08:37 PM   #2
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Wow, how tall is it?
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Old October 13th, 2003, 08:55 PM   #3
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The minarets are 115m tall.
The mosque covers 400,000 sq. m. and can accomodate up to 1.25 million worshippers (and it does get filled to capacity during the seasons).
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Old October 16th, 2003, 04:52 PM   #4
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Stunning. An incredible mosque, and some suprisingly tall buildings as well. The night shots are amazing with all the spotlights looking down on the sqaure.
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Old October 16th, 2003, 08:33 PM   #5
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the mosque is really impressive,





but the city has no skyline.... I heard of some construction activities in this city (they are building like 25~30 hotels in this city, is this true??)
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Old October 16th, 2003, 08:39 PM   #6
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Old October 17th, 2003, 03:16 PM   #7
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nice mosque
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Old October 21st, 2003, 01:50 AM   #8
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7.5/10 !
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Old October 22nd, 2003, 08:12 PM   #9
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i do not see any notable modern scraper here but the city does not need one. the skyline it has is stunning! i love it. the architecture is cool. i'm tempted to give it a perfect ten.

but it has a potential. i'd give 8.0/10.0 +.5 because it's picturesque etc.
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Old November 12th, 2003, 06:44 PM   #10
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Great Skyline a few features
But no Sky scapers So really no vote
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Old November 19th, 2003, 12:32 PM   #11
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This city capture me not by the modernity but, by its beautiful historial architecture. Very extravagantly build mosques, but buildings and skyscrapers are hard to find, almost none. 6.5/10
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Old November 19th, 2003, 12:53 PM   #12
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Awesome pics !! Suprise

For the city : 8/10
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Old November 19th, 2003, 07:12 PM   #13
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5.5/10 where is the skyline? i give it that for the skyline. however if said rate the city, i'd give it something higher
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Old November 25th, 2003, 07:21 AM   #14
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4.5/10

the mosque is amazing
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Old December 18th, 2003, 09:11 PM   #15
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really amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old December 19th, 2003, 01:22 AM   #16
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Some photos Baqthier took:

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Here are some pics I took in February 2003. I have posted them before











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Old December 19th, 2003, 08:08 AM   #17
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i give 5/10.... since there is no skyline at all..
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Old December 23rd, 2003, 11:41 PM   #18
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Holy it may be, but theres nothing I can see (except a lovely mosque)....

4/10.
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Old December 25th, 2003, 05:26 AM   #19
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How do you guys define a skyline? Is it just pure height? 'coz then Medina (and every other Saudi city) doesn't stand a chance. The height limit in central Medina is 16 storeys.

To me, a skyline rating is a rating of the general view of the city: How nice is the view from your balcony or an observation deck. An assessment of its aesthetic qualities, so to speak.

I don't know about you guys, but this view is nothing short of majestic to me:

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Old January 1st, 2004, 01:55 PM   #20
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5.5

The Mosque is nice and all but what else?
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