Sunday, January 1, 2017

CDP: Photo of the Year



I first posted this photo a year ago in January of 2016.  I am reposting it now as my pick for my Photo of the Year as part of City Daily Photo's Theme Day today.  I feel that this photo shows a glimpse of life from Saudi Arabia that one might not expect to see in most parts of the world.  Many public places in the kingdom, such as malls or hospitals, provide places and prayer rugs for men so they can pray the five daily prayers required in Islam.  But many such places do not equally provide areas for women to pray.  Consequently it is a common sight to observe women praying wherever they can when they are out in public.

City Daily Photo is an online community of photo bloggers that share images of life in their cities around the world.  The first of every month is Theme Day for City Daily Photo bloggers.  This month's theme is "Photo of the Year."

Please visit the City Daily Photo portal to view other participants' entries for today's theme day of "Photo of the Year."  I'm sure this month's entries should be worth a visit.  Happy New Year!



13 comments:

Denton Harryman said...

The color contrast is thought provoking.

Louise Gallo d'oro said...

For Arabic readers it's even better : the women all in black praying just below the huge lettering saying "Be the pillar of colours !".

Jackie @travelnwrite said...

Fabulous photo and such an illustration of life there.

Linda said...

Wonderful photo! Happy New Year and warm greetings from Montreal, Canada. :)

Jack said...

This is so unusual! Love it.

Bob Crowe said...

How alien to those of us in the West. Ironic that they are standing in front of a display of people in tee shirts. Great photo and window into another world.

Kay said...

A very intriguing photo.

Jim said...

Interesting indeed.

MurciaDailyPhoto said...

I like the contraposition of religion and consumerism. And the colour contrast.
Happy New Year.

William Kendall said...

Good choice!

Dina said...

It's a GREAT composition and picture of life, Susie!!
Cell phone, women in black praying, red T shirts, and also what Louise translates above!
Wishing you a good year full of new photo opportunities!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Susie this is an amazing capture.. an insight into a world that most of us know very little about. Wishing you all the best for the new year from Perth.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

They almost look like cardboard cutouts.