Saturday, February 21, 2009

A Visit to the Towers

Today we went to the Kuwait Towers for the first time. Calvin had learned about all things Kuwait in school this past week since Kuwait's National and Liberation Days are on the 25th and 26th. He came home on Wednesday telling me all about the towers, so we thought that would be the perfect outing this weekend. Unfortunately it was a little rainy, so we didn't get the best views, but it was still a good time.
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First a little Tower Info for everyone: The Tallest Tower is 187 meters tall and has a restaurant in the bottom sphere, and the highest sphere is a viewing sphere that rotates. The 2nd tower serves as a water tower. Calvin was very proud to share all of this knowledge with us while we were there.

The towers suffered some damage during the first Gulf War, and they have pictures of that damage on display.
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I just love the way they word things. So dramatic!
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Did you catch the spelling error on that one? Innaders??

Here are some of the views:
This is a good one of the Gulf looking south.
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Here is a view of Downtown Kuwait City. The needle shaped tower in the middle is Liberation Tower.
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Directly below the towers is a water park. It is closed for the season now, but I think we will take the kids when the weather is warmer.
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Here you can see Green Island, click here to read about our visit there.
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The kids really enjoyed being so high above everything. It was hard for me to get them to stop and pose for a picture.
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We even got the kids a little snack while we were there.
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My kids LOVE popcorn!
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And a quick accountability check:
Calvin?
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Alayna?
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Mommy and Daddy??
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All Bakazans present and accounted for.

1 comment:

Scott, Sarah, William, Daniel, and Little Bean said...

Amazing how much it reminds me of Seattle with all the surrounding water, & the pics from inside the tower are very similar to the ones we have from inside the Space Needle. Who'd have thought--even the gray, rainy day makes me feel like I'm back there!