Monthly Archives: April 2009

Portrait of a Mother

I’ve posted several photos of native baboons recently – I hoped you’re not getting bored with them! I got so many great shots on our trip to Taif, where baboons live in the mountains. The females, like many animal species, … Continue reading

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The Big Guy

This magnificent creature is the dominant male of a large family of baboons living in the mountains of Taif, Saudi Arabia. The baboon population in this farming area has increased steadily over the years, largely due to a plentiful food … Continue reading

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My World: Graffiti Backdrop

The amount of graffiti in Saudi Arabia is astronomical. You can take a drive to practically anywhere and see graffiti. Even in the less populated mountainous areas, graffiti has been added to the rocks and walls. Private villas are tattooed … Continue reading

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Just Shootin’ the Breeze

I happened to catch this slice of life recently in Taif. Several young men are sitting outside a business that is being renovated. These gentlemen might be the owners of the establishment, but they hire cheap foreign labor to do … Continue reading

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School Boys

These school boys are crossing a very busy street on their way home from school. Most boys schools require the boys to wear the traditional white dress, called thobe, as their uniform. The two boys in the center of the … Continue reading

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Blue Men Group

Saudi Arabia has its own version of the famous Blue Man Group. They are not musical performers, however, they are hard laborers. There are also Lilac Men, Yellow Men, and Orange Men too. Many of them have matching huge colored … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Mountain Cloud

This shot was taken on the road from Jeddah to Makkah. I thought it was interesting how the clouds seemed to mimic the shape of the mountains below. To fly MORE friendly skies around the world, visit SKYWATCH.

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