In December of 2008 Brian Hartenstein and family left America for an adventurous life overseas to live and work throughout Asia, raising three daughters with a sense of wonder and awe at the possibility of the world. It is now 2016 and the adventure continues back home in Oregon. This blog remains as a time capsule to that period. Thank you so much to all our friends around the world. Please stay in touch. We miss you all!
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.