Two elderly men in traditional clothing pass the time hanging around in the shade at Jeddah’s big outdoor fruit and vegetable market. Notice the red henna beard of the one gentleman. There is no religious reason for the henna application, so my assumption would be that the old men do this for vanity’s sake. To me, it looks strange and doesn’t make them look any younger, especially with the inch or so of new white beard growth showing. I am surprised at how many men I have seen with shocking red henna hair and beards. The large watermelons are stacked neatly and are kept from rolling by small pieces of strategically placed Styrofoam.