Saturday, April 29, 2017

Saudi Faceless Women

I still don't understand the inconsistency with which this type of censorship is applied here in Saudi Arabia. It's so random that I feel it must be attributed to each individual company's policies and not necessarily a government agency.  The faceless women in advertisements sometimes even includes children's faces and men's faces as well, but most often it's only applied to women. The mannequins here in Saudi Arabia, however, are all consistently headless. There are no statues of entire people or living things (body parts are allowed though) and I believe the reason for this is religious, regarding worship of idols being prohibited.  

Friday, April 28, 2017

SkyWatch: Jeddah Corniche Highrises

Modern architectural styles in Saudi Arabia often feature curves, cut outs, and blue glass. These two residential buildings along Jeddah's Corniche offer gorgeous views of the Red Sea.

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Saudi Arabia - Steve Madden in Arabic

Saudi malls are filled with the same types of stores like everywhere else in the world.  Here is a Steve Madden shop in a mall in Jeddah.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Saudi Phone Covers

Many Saudi Arabia shops are stocked with items made in China, like these phone cases.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Our World: Jeddah Night Scenes

Typical night scenes in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Not one woman in sight - actually I was the only one, out walking with my husband.

Saudi Arabia is definitely a man's world.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Jeddah Unfinished Building's Gate

A pretty wrought iron entry gate contrasts with the building's unfinished exterior in Jeddah.