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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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It’s late afternoon and low tide on the Red Sea. This couple is standing at the base of the Floating Mosque, which is on the Red Sea in Jeddah. At high tide they would not be able to stand where … Continue reading
This is something you thought you might not ever see – a veiled Saudi woman clad in her black abaya fishing with her children. I snapped this photo in the late afternoon in a busy area of Jeddah’s Corniche, the … Continue reading
Two women draped in the traditional black abaya (cloak), hijab (head scarf) and niqaab (face veil) sit on the ground selling fruit in this painting. I’m guessing that the men in this picture are coming out of a mosque and … Continue reading
Underneath those drab black floor length cloaks that all women wear when out in public here in Saudi Arabia lies the latest fashions by the hottest and most expensive designers. Clothing like what is shown in this women’s fancy dress … Continue reading
The Red Sea is a very dominant feature of the city of Jeddah. The city is spread out from north to south along the Red Sea coast and is not very wide at all, although there is tremendous growth and … Continue reading
Many women in Saudi Arabia get absolutely no exercise outside the home. Many homes have a treadmill for women to use, and some are lucky enough to have a private swimming pool, but you will never see women jogging outside … Continue reading
Most Saudi women wear a black cloak called abaya when they are out in public, but African women who live here wear their own native dress. This woman looks like she has one long piece of brightly colored cloth wrapped … Continue reading
There is a woman in this photo – can you spot her? When women are out in public view here in Saudi Arabia, they wear a floor length, long sleeved loose black cloak (called an abaya), cover their hair usually … Continue reading
Even after almost three years here in Saudi Arabia, it’s still jolting for me to go out to a mall or grocery shopping, and just about all the women I see are wearing black veils covering their faces. I just … Continue reading