There is a woman in this photo – can you spot her? When women are out in public view here in Saudi Arabia, they wear a floor length, long sleeved loose black cloak (called an abaya), cover their hair usually with a black scarf (called hijab) and many Saudi women also wear a black veil (called niqab). It very often seems to make them invisible, which I guess is the idea because this mode of dress is not supposed to attact attention from men – although that oftentimes is not the case. Men can wear pretty much whatever they want (within reason) when out in public. Give up trying to find her? She is right below where the two signs meet which say Hempel and Sigma Paints.
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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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