I was so happy to catch this shot of an elderly man seemingly giving advice to a younger man who is listening intently. I love capturing these candid slices of Saudi life which are generally so elusive to me. Maybe the old man is just telling the younger one a story from the good old days, or quite possibly they are talking about religion. The men are sitting outside enjoying the cool evening air on the steps of a small business. They sit on thin cushions and there is an arm rest for the old man. He appears relaxed with one leg crossed over the other, his sandal off, as he holds a cup of tea in one hand while the gold teapot sits to the right, which leads me to believe that sitting out like this is something he does frequently and that maybe he lives closeby. By the way, there are no senior retirement homes that I know of here in Saudi Arabia. The elderly are taken care of by their families. It’s not uncommon for many homes to contain three generations of the family.
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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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