Saturday, June 20, 2015

Jeddah Street Scene: Open Air Market

Two women clad in black walk into an open air fresh produce stand to pick up items for dinner. 

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jeddah: Elegant but Simple Minaret

Mosque minarets are usually topped off with a symbol of the crescent moon, which you can see at the very top of this one if you look closely.. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

SkyWatch: Golden Domed Mosque

Another pretty mosque in Jeddah, this one with a golden dome and a smaller golden dome atop the minaret.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ladies Shoes and Bags in Saudi Arabia

Since women are required to wear the usually black abaya and scarf when out in public, many women choose to distinguish themselves with their accessories, like shoes and handbags. I enjoyed the coincidence of capturing this street scene of ladies with their colorful accessories walking by an even more colorful shoe shop.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Jeddah: Modern Design

A very modern architecturally designed building of Jeddah.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Our World: Religious Pilgrim

Religious pilgrims are a common sight around Jeddah.  They come to perform religious pilgrimages year round.  Hajj is the one time of the year when literally millions of Muslims come to Saudi Arabia to perform the religious pilgrimage.  There is a very specific time-frame for Hajj every year.  If a Muslim comes to do a pilgrimage at other times of the year, it is called Omra. 

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Jeddah: Double Parked

A big problem in Jeddah is the lack of adequate parking on many streets.  Double parking is a common occurrence.  It's almost as if parking in general seems like it was an afterthought in this city.  This photo shows the black car to the left of the men in the center and the white car on the right both double parked, blocking in other parked vehicles.