Monthly Archives: November 2010

Swatch inĀ Arabic

This bright and colorful Swatch shop is in the MegaMall of Jeddah. Advertisements

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Mall Jewelery Shop

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

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Huge Glass Floor Vase

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

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Payless Shoes in Arabic

Payless Shoes is another large chain store that is also located in Saudi Arabia.

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Hanging Purses

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

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Faceless Women

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

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Bra Salesman in Saudi Arabia

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

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