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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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MyWorld: What Is It?

As we were driving by this highly industrialized area of Jeddah, I spied this odd looking open covered area and I wondered what it was. When we got a few more feet, there was an opening where the entrance was … Continue reading

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Relaxing on the Corner

This scene is taking place on the sidewalk corner in a busy industrial area of Jeddah. Apparently this is a meeting place for businessmen to relax on their breaks and share a chat and a cup of tea. There is … Continue reading

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On The Job

There are many of these Traffic Police Umbrellas strategically placed at busy intersections about the city of Jeddah to provide protection and shade from the blazing hot sun. Most often, there is no one in position at these umbrellas keeping … Continue reading

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Industrial Area Funky Mosque

I’ve published photos of quite a few mosques on this blog. Some are enormous, grand, and amazing; others are very functional, small, and plain; and many more fall somewhere in between. This mosque is located in an industrial area where … Continue reading

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Selling Gum

It’s not unusual to see all kinds of vendors walking in the streets selling everything from gum, to water bottles, to toys, to flowers. Most of the vendors are young foreign men, but it’s fairly common to see young children … Continue reading

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The Gatekeeper

Sometimes I just point my camera out the car window here and click away as we are driving by, not really knowing what I am capturing until we get home and I get the photos up on my computer screen. … Continue reading

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Waiting on the Sidewalk

Many small businesses here conduct their business out on the streets, drumming up business, negotiating on the price, etc. This man who is wearing the traditional clothing of Saudi men is waiting for customers in an area of the city … Continue reading

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Red Haze

In a fog of red spray paint, this laborer works at one of hundreds of wrought iron companies in an industrial area of Jeddah. Saudi men do not hold blue collar positions in this country. The hard laborers come from … Continue reading

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Relax – Have a Seat!

I apologize for the poor quality of this photo – like many of my photos, it’s taken from a car whizzing by – but I think you won’t have any trouble seeing what I tried to capture here. This is … Continue reading

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