Monthly Archives: April 2010

SkyWatch: Terra Cotta Mosque

I really liked the composition of this photo of the unusually colored terra cotta mosque which is partially obscured by the trees. In general, the majority of mosques in Saudi Arabia are white, so seeing mosques in other colors is … Continue reading

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Drive-Thru Outdoor Market

There are many outdoor markets like this one here in Jeddah. Most of them carry a nice selection of fresh fruits and vegetables, eggs, and dates. The photo shows just part of this market. It is actually an “L” shaped … Continue reading

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Tea Time

I was captivated when I saw these beautiful and colorful tea and coffee sets in a store window at a mall. Complete with pots, cups, saucers, serving trays and a collapsible stand, these whimsical beverage collections (service for twelve) come … Continue reading

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MyWorld: Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in Arabic

I thought you might like to see this – Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in Arabic here in Saudi Arabia. This is a contestant on the show. The set, the music, the audience, the suspense, and the way the … Continue reading

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Another Unusual Building

I don’t think I’ve ever seen another building quite like this one. The whole front facade is mostly green and blue diagonally striped glass, and then there are these curved and outlined architectural details that stick out from the top … Continue reading

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Blue Dome Mosque

This mosque appears to be under construction. I think it will be quite beautiful when it is completed. The shiny blue domes are gorgeous and I love the floral tile border details.

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The Gatekeeper

Sometimes I just point my camera out the car window here and click away as we are driving by, not really knowing what I am capturing until we get home and I get the photos up on my computer screen. … Continue reading

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