Monthly Archives: September 2008

Welcoming Entryway

I took this photo as I entered a home for a party.  The lighting didn’t turn out very clearly, but each light is actually a different colored flower.   The deep rose colored wall helps to set the mood.

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Let’s Jump!

Kids everywhere love to jump on their beds, and Saudi Arabia is no exception, as this 4 year old proves in his custom painted bedroom.   The cartoon Tom and Jerry is very popular here – see the stuffed animals on … Continue reading

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Shopkeeper

A shopkeeper waits for customers.  I liked the way his display of traditional headgear (called Ghuttra) for men hangs behind him.

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All Lit Up

I thought this building was pretty, all lit up like Christmas.  Many buildings here are decorated with bright neon lights, sometimes it feels like Las Vegas.

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Only Men

Even though this isn’t a great shot (from a moving car in the evening), I thought it was interesting, upon closer examination, that this popular chicken restaurant is filled with customers – who are all men.  Women would be easy to spot … Continue reading

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Business Worker

This man works in a bright clean modern sales center for cell phone service.  All the men working here wear the traditional white dress and headgear while they type away on their computers.

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The Structure of the Atom Sculpture

This beautiful modern sculpture is located in a large roundabout in the city of Jeddah.  It is one of probably hundreds of works of art that grace the city. It is called the Structure of the Atom and is made … Continue reading

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