A Trip To Medinah

It’s been a year since we went anywhere as a family. And we didn’t have enough time to plan a long exotic vacation.
So we decided to spend a few days in Medinah and visit the Prophet’s Mosque.
Medinah is a peaceful city. You have to visit here to understand. Unfortunately I cannot put this feeling into a image. It’s crowded and yet peaceful. There is something about this city. A tranquility I’ve never felt anywhere.
I decided to travel light and thus only took my much loved X100s and the TCL-X100 that I have been itching to try out.

We found a hotel, 5 minutes away from the mosque. The first thing I wanted to see was the view from the window. Not much, except it was just after sunrise and the city was slowly being washed in light.

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Here’s another one, taken a few minutes later. Both were taken through very dirty windows, which I couldn’t open.

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I took my 4 year old for a walk about an hour later and he was perfect to give the place a sense of scale

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He also found this covered man hole interesting

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The hot afternoon sun was perfect for shadows ( always a weakness for me)

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We were back at the hotel during sunset and this was taken from the same position as the early morning shots. But I somehow managed to open the window this time.

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And here’s my favorite camera

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