The Corniche, a boardwalk along the coast of the Red Sea in Jeddah that stretches for miles and miles, is a favorite gathering place for families, especially in the cooler winter months. Many come to picnic or barbecue; others come to ride bicycles (women are not allowed though) or skateboard or fly kites while enjoying the refreshing breezes coming off of the water. Some just walk along the Corniche, enjoying the fabulous displays of public art in the form of sculptures, while many prefer to fish. The Red Sea is home to a vast array of delicious fish and is a popular snorkeling destination. And when the calls to prayer are sounded, you will see everyone stop what they are doing to perform their prayers, right there on the boardwalk, next to the gentle waves of the deep blue Red Sea.
This family was enjoying quiet time together – a little girl is barely visible sitting on the mother’s lap. The mother is dressed in black from head to toe, and the father wears the traditional white men’s clothing. It was about 8:30 on a February morning when the air was cool, crisp and breezy.
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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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