Saturday, January 22, 2011

MASJID ITU....


Hello everyone… I haven’t blogged in ages… writers block….

(yeah right)

Time flew and this semester has come to a close. That quick I tell ya… seems like I am aging that quick as well… before this semester closes I have to attend a social service program to help the small village people (read: orang-orang kampung).

Hence I am placed in a small village called Wonoayu in the Sidoarjo district… it’s an hour and a halfs drive from the mother town (read: ibu kota… hahahah)

Which brings me to what I wanted to write about in the first place… Now I have lived in Surabaya for about 3 years… a city full of vast malls and people bustling here and there is a sight to see… you really have to be here to experience it. Sum ppl are rich, some ppl are poor, and some are just in the middle… but a few people a rich until they can renovate their house into sumting like this…

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Before I arrived at this place, we saw a beautiful mosque standing amidst the houses. And since it was time to pray my friend and I decided to head to the mosque… more and that later… but we had a lil trouble finding the place since getting there required us to go thru narrow streets… cross bridges and such… upon crossing this particular bridge I saw and smelled sumthing that I never imagined existed….

Apparently the river we crossed functions as a filter that filters trash from the city before it heads to the beach… take a look for yourself at the amount of pollution this city faces…

NOTICE: the bubbles (according to my friend) are due to the reaction of chemicals. Fecal matter, urine and wat not.. these bubbles a floating around freely everywhere!! And look left and right, there are houses!!! Damn……

We moved on and eventually found the mosque nearby. Ablutions done, we decided to look around this mosque while waiting for the imam to come…


the view from outside!


the mimbar.... the place for the imam


the entrance to the main prayer room


the bedug...

It was beautiful, despite being near a water filtering station… as usual, not even a shaf was full…

It got me thinking, why is this mosque located here? It was damn hard to find… and its not an appropriate place to put such a wonderful building…


the mosques was located right in front of this river and about half a kilometer to the left is the station... aiiiih.....

1 comment:

iHayat said...

i wish you had started this whole travel blog thingy a long time ago! keep it up! :) (reading backwards btw)