Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Missing from 1994

Bidaya Mosque
Watercolour sketch
©1994 Charlene Brown

In our 1994 Christmas letter, I mentioned a trip to the emirate of Fujeirah on the east coast of the UAE with visitors from Canada. There was a photo of our friends at the tiny Bidaya Mosque, and I am planning to add this watercolour sketch of the mosque to the expanded letter, which I will write a blog post about in a few days.

The entire UAE has been pretty well covered by Google Streetview so I took a tour along what was a winding coast road in 1994, to see what the mosque looks like now. As you can see below, it looks much the same, but the winding coast road has definitely been upgraded.