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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: November 2010
This bright and colorful Swatch shop is in the MegaMall of Jeddah.
No, it’s not nighttime – this photo was taken at about 1pm. It was my first time in this mall and the lighting was rather – er, dramatic? Anyway, the jewelry shop was lit up nicely and was quite attractive, … Continue reading
This is a really large floor vase that I saw in a window of a shop in a mall here in Jeddah. It is probably about 30 inches tall and just as wide. I thought the blue and green circles … Continue reading
Payless Shoes is another large chain store that is also located in Saudi Arabia.
This is a very typical example of many of the small shops here in Saudi Arabia. The shop space is oftentimes so small and crammed with merchandise that many shops cannot even be entered by browsing customers and you have … Continue reading
This is a large sign above a fancy dress shop here in Jeddah. Notice how the female models’ faces have been dealt with, and also notice the black color that has been applied to the arms, shoulders and bosom where … Continue reading
It’s rather ironic in ultra-conservative gender-segregated Saudi Arabia that women dressed in black tents from head to toe are placed in the embarassing and uncomfortable situation where they are forced to buy their undergarments from men who are so good … Continue reading
If you press his hand, he dances to music.
Weddings are a big business here in Saudi Arabia. Quite often they are extremely lavish events held in elegant ballrooms where no expense is spared. All of the weddings I have attended here in Jeddah have been segregated functions attended … Continue reading
I really like this shot of signs for key shops. The larger than life graphics of the keys seem to be dancing and I love the colors and compostion of this pic.