Monday, November 15, 2010

Dicotomy of Contrasts

This is a former home of an important Kuwaiti family. I think it was damaged by the Iraqi soldiers back in the 90s. I soooooooooo badly wanted to find a way in to snoop around but the tall fence with pictures of Old Kuwait was probably put there for people like me. An old mosque mineret in the foreground and the Grand Mosque mineret in the background.
A mosque that is several hundred years old exists alongside a tall modern skyscraper.

Kuwait is a land filled with contrasts. The old existing alongside the new, the rich along with the poor, the strict rules of a particular religion and the permissiveness of another culture's media. It's truly a fascinating place to live.

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