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Mosque 1, Crane 0

This is a photo for Little Diamond/Dr. Diamond who was with me coming back from Al Kout, in Fehaheel, when we saw one of the funniest things I have ever seen.

An old mosque along the side of Gulf Road was being torn down for renovations. A crane had been hired to knock down the old minaret, but as it swung the wrecking ball to hit the minaret, the ball somehow tangled or something, and the crane fell over. It stayed there for quite a while as they figured out what to do next. I wish I had a photo. We always called it Mosque 1, Crane 0.

So Little Diamond, this is for you, a photo of the new minarets going up in place of the one that bravely beat the first crane:


September 17, 2007 - Posted by | Building, Community, Events, ExPat Life, Kuwait, Lumix, Photos


  1. LOL!

    Comment by chikapappi | September 17, 2007 | Reply

  2. LoL nice, anyone keeping the score?

    Comment by Kaos | September 17, 2007 | Reply

  3. lol! Soon the match will end when the minaret is finsihed.

    I never knew we had any cranes with wrecking balls. All I see is caterpillar bulldozers.

    Comment by MacaholiQ8 | September 17, 2007 | Reply

  4. *howling*

    and I remember that we showed it to the khalo and he immediately said: “Aha! the Unstoppable Force meets the Immovable Object!” and we all collapsed in laughter!

    Comment by adiamondinsunlight | September 17, 2007 | Reply

  5. What you can’t see is that there are TWO minarets, so the score will change to Mosque 2, Crane 0!

    Comment by intlxpatr | September 17, 2007 | Reply

  6. ee wallah there are two minarets!

    Comment by Wer3Y | September 17, 2007 | Reply

  7. […] Two years ago, they tore down the old minaret on the mosque in the center of town on the Gulf Road, and the wrecker that tried to knock the minaret down got tangled – and fell over! It took months to clean that mess up, and then for the last two years they have been building the new “> twin minarets. […]

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