Thursday, December 1, 2016

CDP Theme Day: Transitions

The Jeddah airport is called the King Abdulaziz International Airport and has been in operation since 1981.  This photo features a small section of the open-air Hajj Terminal, which was built specifically to handle the millions of religious pilgrims from around the world who travel to Mecca during a short time frame each year.  The structure consists of over 200 tent-like coverings which provide shade and allow for natural ventilation.  The Jeddah airport has no jet bridges.  Passengers must climb a flight of stairs to board the airplanes.  The severe heat and lugging carry-on bags can make climbing the stairs even more difficult.  A new expansion project is currently under construction (expected to be completed in 2018) and it will have jet bridges.  I can hardly wait for this much anticipated improvement.

Today is the first of the month, which means it's theme day for City Daily Photo bloggers.  City Daily Photo is an online community of photo bloggers from around the world, sharing the wonders of their area of the world pictorially with others.  Each month there is a different theme.  This month's theme is "Transitions."

Please visit the City Daily Photo portal to view other participants' entries for today's theme day of "Transitions."


William Kendall said...

Fitting for that part of the world. Good choice!

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

When I looked at the photo, I didn't think of how hot this is. This does look nice and in many places it works very well. In the 1964-65 worlds fair in NYC, there were lots of tent like structures like this. It worked very well even in the Summer, but NY Summers aren't like Saudi Arabia.