Burning Bridges

Abraj Al Bait Under Construction

The Albraj Al-Bait Towers, Mecca, on the site of the Ottoman Ajyad Fortress, which was demolished to make way for them in 2002. It’s the fourth tallest freestanding structure in the world and boasts the world’s largest (and highest) clock and the world’s largest minaret, in mosaic gold backed with fibreglass. It contains a five-story shopping centre and a five-star hotel. (Photo: Wikipedia)

From Roulade Magazine: The Hubris Issue, April 2015

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