Bodo Rasch's Giant folding Umbrella Canopies at the Medina Mosque, Saudi Arabia - creating the effect of a Translucent Vault when open, as protection from the desert sun.

Bodo Rasch's Giant folding Umbrella Canopies at the Medina Mosque, Saudi Arabia - creating the effect of a Translucent Vault when open, as protection from the desert sun.

Masha Allah. . One day In shaa Allah. .. # Hajj # Mecca

Masha Allah. . One day In shaa Allah. .. # Hajj # Mecca

Haji-the muslim pilgrimage to mecca that takes place in the last month of the year.

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Haji-the muslim pilgrimage to mecca that takes place in the last month of the year.

I love old pictures of Hajj. It shows us the changes, and yet the timelessness of it all.

I love old pictures of Hajj. It shows us the changes, and yet the timelessness of it all.

Mina 2014 [via @YusufMatadar] #Hajj

Mina 2014 [via @YusufMatadar] #Hajj

A rare sight .. a very few pilgrims doing the thawaf # kabah # Mecca

A rare sight .. a very few pilgrims doing the thawaf # kabah # Mecca

Mosque of the Prophet (al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia)

Mosque of the Prophet (al-Madinah, Saudi Arabia)

Beautiful Madinah طيبة مدينة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ،، والمسجد النبوي !!

Beautiful Madinah طيبة مدينة رسول الله صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم ،، والمسجد النبوي !!

Masjid an-Nabawi. Madina (Saudi Arabia).

Masjid an-Nabawi. Madina (Saudi Arabia).

What does a temporary tent city for 3 million people look like? A recent visit to Expo 2010 in Shanghai clued me in to what is probably the largest ephemeral urban design in the world, the Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia, erected each year to house Hajj pilgrims visiting Mecca during the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar.  (anon, rc 2010)

What does a temporary tent city for 3 million people look like? A recent visit to Expo 2010 in Shanghai clued me in to what is probably the largest ephemeral urban design in the world, the Mina Tent City in Saudi Arabia, erected each year to house Hajj pilgrims visiting Mecca during the last month of the lunar Islamic calendar. (anon, rc 2010)

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