Sunday, September 29, 2013

Riyadh is Burning: A View from Sky Bridge Kingdom Tower

 In Riyadh I climbed to the top of the Kingdom Tower Sky Bridge and rested over the city of 5 million people as the sun went down over the sands.
 To get to the top of the Sky Bridge you must enter Kingdom Tower and find the elevator entrance on the second floor.
 I arrived just after prayer time and only had to wait once for an elevator full of women to go up first.
 The  view is worthwhile.  Riyadh is a sprawling city of low buildings and two long flowing roads...
 That light up at night like sky like coursing veins of fire.
I sat there waiting for the sun to fall, wondering how long I could sit before the fire burned out.

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