Tuesday, April 13, 2021

STOCKING UP DURING RAMADAN

MANY SPECIAL FOODS ARE TRADITIONALLY EATEN DURING RAMADAN, SO THERE ARE HUGE DISPLAYS IN SUPERMARKETS FOR POPULAR ITEMS.

I'VE NEVER SEEN A DISPLAY LIKE THIS IN A SUPERMARKET BEFORE

MEAT PIES CALLED SAMBUSEK ARE WRAPPED IN A SPECIAL DOUGH IN THE SHAPE OF A TRIANGLE AND THEN FRIED - A VERY POPULAR ITEM EATEN DURING RAMADAN.  ABOVE IS THE DOUGH.  BELOW IS SAMBUSEK, READY TO EAT!



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Sunday, April 11, 2021

SAUDI ARABIA'S NEED FOR PRIVACY

PRIVACY EXTENSIONS ARE NOTICEABLE ALL OVER JEDDAH.
HUGE SCREENS ARE ATTACHED ATOP ALREADY TALL WALLS FOR ADDITIONAL PRIVACY.  THE REASON FOR THIS IS TO AFFORD THE WOMEN OF THE RESIDENCE THE LUXURY OF BEING OUTSIDE WITHOUT THEIR HAIR AND BODIES BEING PROPERLY COVERED ACCORDING TO THIS CULTURE.  THE UNSIGHTLY SCREENS ARE SUPPOSED TO SHIELD ANY PRYING EYES FROM NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS FROM GAZING UPON WOMEN WHO ARE NOT RELATED TO THEM.  






LINKING TO - MOSAIC MONDAYS


 

Saturday, April 10, 2021

Friday, April 9, 2021

WEEKEND ROUNDUP - LETTER "O"

"OVER" THE HEAD ABAYA - VERY CONSERVATIVE STYLE

STARTS WITH "O" - ORANGE BED & BATH SHOP

A FAVORITE - "ORANGES" ONE OF MY FAVORITE FRUITS

LINKING TO - THE WEEKEND ROUNDUP

Thursday, April 8, 2021

JEDDAH ARCHITECTURE & SKIES

JEDDAH'S FLOATING MOSQUE ON THE RED SEA

A MODERN SLEEK BLUE GLASS HOTEL IN JEDDAH

STALKS OF WHEAT SCULPTURE BY SALAH ABDULKARIM;
A RELIGIOUS SCULPTURE WHOSE BASE SAYS - 
"THE LIKENESS OF THOSE WHO EXPEND THEIR WEALTH IN THE WAY OF GOD IS AS THE LIKENESS OF A NEW GRAIN OF CORN WHICH SPROUTS SEVEN EARS."
(HOLY KORAN 2:261)

LINKING TO - SKYWATCH



 

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

GRAPHIC SIGNS AROUND JEDDAH

CROWN PRINCE ON HUGE LED SCREEN AT MALL

CROWN PRINCE & KING ON BUSINESS ENTRANCE

ANOTHER PRINCE ON A HUGE LED SCREEN ON A HOTEL

LINKING TO -  SIGNS