Mr. Senrick--Teacher/World Traveler

Mr. Senrick--Teacher/World Traveler
Educators to Saudi Arabia 2007

Saturday, April 7, 2007

Kingdom Tower



We had the opportunity to visit the award winning Kingdom Tower. Nearly 300 meters high, this building contains the Guiness Book's highest Mosque. The birds-eye view photos come from the bridge at the very top of the building. FYI--The architecht for the project was American.






13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Sol,
I've really enjoyed keeping up with your travels. I can't wait to sit down with you and see the pictures and hear the stories. I'm really looking forward to meeting you.
Charlie's Holly.

Anonymous said...

those buildings look really amazing. I bet they look really big in person.

-amber

kt said...

The architecture there is really amazing. I really think that the pictures of Kingdom Tower are really cool and the other buildings are cool as well. Do you know the names of any other of the buildings, like the circle tower outside your hotel window? I've always liked architecture, so the pictures are really cool. I emailed the building pictures to my uncle, who also likes architecture, and he says the buildings are "very unique and different". Have you showed the students our letters yet? I'm hoping that they respond. I'd really like to meet some of the students there.

Anonymous said...

Senerick these are some cool views of the buildings. What building is that with the half circle on top??
P.S Saudi's do treat you like royality. Why are they so nice?
Navita

Anonymous said...

Hey Mr. Senrick! I hope your trip is going well! Looking at all of your pictures, I am amazed how Saudi Arabia looks! I never pictured that it would look like it does! All the buildings in your pictures are very impressive! What kind of music do they listen to in Saudi Arabia? Are there any common foods that are served with evey meal? Obviously your living in luxury, according to the pictures of your hotel room. Did you have to have a translator for any of the activities you did while you are on your trip? I also have one more question, I don't know if you can answer it, but I'll give it a try. Does the age of children vary in the same class? What I mean to say is, are all the same grades in the same classroom in Saudi Arabia, or is it like Oltman Junior High?
Can't wait to see in class again,
Jessica Brysky

Anonymous said...

Hey Senrick-
Well, looks like you're having fun. The pictures of the buildings are beautiful. I especially like the ones of the ceilings, they look pretty. Plus, I liked the the 'bird's eye view' of the buildings. So did you ever get to give the students our letters? I thinik it would've been cool to read what they replied back. One more question, how different is their schools from ours? Well, can't wait until you come back to class.
~Sam Seliga~

Peter said...

Was there an elivator in the Kingdom Centre since it was an American design?(Peter)

Alex said...

the buildings look very complex. what have you noticed about the different ways they engineer their buildings. I realy like the one that looks like a large point with a sphere in it.

Erica Weidner said...

Hey Mr.Senrick, 4/9/07
Hope you had a blast.Spring Break was awsome.How was your spring break?You took some very neat pictures.What is the temperature like there? It feels like winter all over again here.
There are some really neat buildings in Saudi Arabia.You really did get the ROYAL TREATMENT!Did you do anything special for easter?
I was looking for some translations,i don't know if this is right but I think SAKHR means HI.I didn;t really have much luck with that.
Well that'sabout it for right now. I will fill you in more later.

Later,
Erica Weidner

Erica Weidner said...

Hi Mr.Senrick,

What is the weather like in Saudi Arabia? Here it is like winter all over again. You will be in for a big surprise when you get back. It looks pretty warm in your pictures.

Saudi Arabia has some very neat buildings. You really did get the ROYAL TREATMENT!The classrooms there look pretty similar to ours.

School is pretty BORING we are still doing the MCA preps. Our sub is Mr.H. I can't wait until MCA's are over.

Are you ready to come back yet? It looks like you are having so much fun. I was looking for some translations, and I don't know if this is right but I think SAHKR means HI.

Well that is about it for now. Hope you had loads of fun. I don't know if I will wright you again before you get back.

Tah Tah for Now,
Erica Weidner

Anonymous said...

When did they build the kingdom tower

Anonymous said...

when was the kingdom tower build

melissa kell said...

Hey Sol - Can you share any stereotypes that you had going into this experience that have been completely refuted - or that have been reaffirmed - by your experiences?