Monthly Archives: June 2010

Quaint European Style

There are many architectural styles found here in Saudi Arabia. This business looks like it could be in some little European village judging by its design. Advertisements

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KAUST Awesome Artwork

This is a really colorful and modern looking piece of art out at KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. It is located in a long narrow room along with several other interesting pieces of art, and this one … Continue reading

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Women at Work

Women are largely unemployed and underutilized here in Saudi Arabia. There are many restrictions placed on women working here: by society, by religion, by husbands and fathers, by culture. Traditionally the only positions women basically can hold are in education … Continue reading

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KAUST Breakwater Beacon

KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) is an amazing institution of higher learning that is located north of Jeddah near a small fishing village called Thuwal. The Breakwater Beacon, which rises 60 meters into the sky, has become … Continue reading

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Domes

Domes are a very popular design element in many buildings here in Saudi Arabia. This villa has at least three domes that are visible within its walls, as many private residences here do. Many mosques also have domes incorporated into … Continue reading

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Nice Logo

Dallah Albaraka is the name of one of the largest and most successful conglomerates in Saudi Arabia. Their influence reaches into just about every sector of daily living in the country, including construction, media, finance, tourism, and real estate. I … Continue reading

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Lots of Workers

There are a dozen workers visible in this small section of this big construction project. The scaffolding doesn’t look like it’s all that strong, and it even appears to be bending under the weight of the guy in the very … Continue reading

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