The Red Sea is a very dominant feature of the city of Jeddah. The city is spread out from north to south along the Red Sea coast and is not very wide at all, although there is tremendous growth and constant construction going on. This is a typical scene of a family enjoying the fresh air and a little picnic next to the sea. There are not that many public picnic facilities available, so this family utilizes a concrete bench and the sidewalk on the Corniche. Mom wears the black abaya and headscarf, while Dad wear the traditional white Saudi dress and cap. Kids wear whatever they want, usually Western looking attire. Many Saudi women spend very little time outdoors at all and get very minimal exposure to the sun.
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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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