Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi.
Photograph by Rashed Al Za’abi (via Flickr).

Al-Khazneh, Petra

Al-Khazneh (The Treasury), Petra.
Photograph by Jorge Tutor.

Hotel Atlantis, Dubai.
via Tumblr (source unattributed).

Water in the window

The traditional [Middle-Eastern] way of storing water is in the clay pot hanging in the window.

Photograph by "KMS".


So it’s no surprise that I’m captivated by … the colorful stain glass half-circle-shaped windows in most homes here. It’s an odd home that doesn’t have at least one. They scatter multi-colored sunlight into the homes during the day, then reflect homelight out onto the streets at night, making the houses appear bejeweled.

Some say this is after the word for “moon”.

Then I wonder … Do I let the sunlight into my heart into my heart by day and share the light within by night? Is there beauty in my life, inside and out?

Photograph by "KMS".
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