Monthly Archives: October 2008

Watermelons

A pickup truck laden with huge ripe watermelons is parked just off to the side of a very busy road in Jeddah. The vendor rests comfortably in his makeshift little cabana which protects him from the sun’s harsh rays.

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Rooftop Garden

The face of this office building is an entirely different style from the rest of it, which is a sleek modern blue tinted glass structure.   Seeing the flower garden sprouting from the unusual shaped rooftop delighted me.

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Jeddah Souk

This is an older souk in downtown Jeddah, in stark contrast to the ultra modern enormous glass, steel and marble shopping malls that abound in the city.  You can find almost anything you might need here, ranging from clothing for … Continue reading

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Red Crescent

The red crescent is the symbol here in Saudi Arabia for a medical facility or hospital, similar to the red cross used in America.   I liked the way this evening photo turned out with the prominent red stoplight casting a … Continue reading

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Arabic Banners

Dozens of brightly colored banners flap in the breeze outside a local restaurant in Jeddah.  I’m not sure what the Arabic writing on the banners says.

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Elaborate Islamic Verse

Another sample of stunning art using Islamic verse written in gorgeous Arabic calligraphy.

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Neon Building

This residential bulding is lit up like Las Vegas at night.

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