Old Jeddah is home to the historic Bab Makkah marketplace, one of the oldest shopping areas of the city. As old as this area is, it still thrives with hundreds of small shops and souks and bargains to be had. Many people still live in the outdated and rundown buildings in this community. I love this photo of a typical produce shop. The woman, who is seated and appears to be drinking a cup of tea, is not dressed in the usual black abaya, which in and of itself is quite unusual. She is likely from somewhere in Africa and wears her own traditional dress. The bananas are hung from the ceiling and appear to be flying or floating!
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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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