Monthly Archives: January 2009

Businessman’s “Office”

This businessman’s office space consists of an old desk and a chair which sit out in the open air at the big outdoor fruit and vegetable market in Jeddah. He’s got a calculator, a pencil and some paperwork and not … Continue reading

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Skywatch: Sunset and clouds

I loved the way this photo turned out, especially considering that it was shot from a moving car on the freeway. The sun was slowly setting and was halfway down through the clouds. I like the way the clouds are … Continue reading

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Modern Supermarket

This enormous ultra-modern, ultra-clean supermarket just opened near our home in Jeddah about six months ago. The aisles are the widest I have ever seen in any market. The shelves are stocked with a wide variety and selection of products. … Continue reading

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Large Spindle Piece: Henry Moore Sculpture

This abstract bronze sculpture by Henry Moore is called “Large Spindle Piece.” I think it deserves a more creative name than this, so I am asking you all to come up with some possible alternative names for it that have … Continue reading

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My World: Milking a Camel

In my present world, on the outskirts of the city, there are crude barbed wire enclosures where camels are kept. The camels are tended to by foreign Sudanese workers.  Each camel corral houses several dozen camels of all shapes, sizes and … Continue reading

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Marble Sculpture

This is one of many solid white marble sculptures erected along the Corniche in Jeddah. The Corniche stretches for miles along the coastline and is a popular family destination for picnicking, skateboarding, kiting, or just relaxing and enjoying the beauty … Continue reading

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The Fisherman’s Net

Mustafa Senbel was a classmate of Mohamed Said Farsi’s when both attended Alexandria University.  Later Farsi became Mayor of Jeddah and undertook an expansive program to develop, transform, and beautify the city, he called upon his old friend Senbel, who … Continue reading

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