Monday, November 30, 2020

Saudi Life Scenes

ENJOYING THE VIEW AND A CUP OF TEA AT

DHEE AYN VILLAGE - AL BAHA, SAUDI ARABIA


TRADITIONAL ALL WHITE DRESS OF THE SAUDI MAN



 THE BEAUTY OF THE ARABIAN HORSE

A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours

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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Beautiful Doors of Saudi Arabia

OLD CARVED WOODEN DOOR AT TAYEBAT MUSEUM - IN JEDDAH


ONE OF THE MOST PHOTOGRAPHED DOORS IN JEDDAH
AT AL FALAH SCHOOL IN AL BALAD 

FARASAN ISLANDS - HISTORIC FARASAN MOSQUE

A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours

 

Saturday, November 28, 2020

Faces of Saudi Arabia 2

LITTLE MAN

ARTISAN

 FRESH FROTHY CAMEL MILK

A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours

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Friday, November 27, 2020

Saudi Arabia - Not Just Desert

STARTS WITH V - VIOLET MOUNTAINS 
HISTORIC ANNAZAR VILLAGE

A FAVORITE - VISUAL BEAUTY
WADI DISAH

 VERDANT - GREEN AS CAN BE
MOSES SPRINGS - UYUN MUSA

Many thanks to my friend Aileen Byrne for allowing the use her photos in this post. 
They were taken on a recent roadtrip she took up and down the Red Sea coastline.  

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Thursday, November 26, 2020

A Palace, A Mud House, & Distinct Architecture

MUQER PALACE - in AL NAMAS


NAJRAN - MUD VILLAGE (photo by H. Piwonski)



 LACETOP ARCHITECTURE - in NAJRAN

A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Jeddah Variety of Signs

I HEART KAEC - KING ABDULLAH ECONOMIC CITY


OPEN SIGN - IN ENGLISH AND ARABIC


SHOP WINDOW



 CIRCLES OF COLOR

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Beautiful Traditional Qatt Art

I'd love to have these mugs featuring traditional Qatt art!


Qatt art is from the Asir region of Saudi Arabia



 Qatt art is quite colorful and consists of geometric designs

A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Saudi Arabia Rock Art Petroglyphs

Bir Hima in the Najran Province of Saudi Arabia is rich with ancient sandstone rock carvings made centuries ago.  The petroglyphs widely vary in content and inscriptions, and when they were first explored in 1951, many crude carving tools were discovered as well.  


Over 100 sites with rock drawings have been documented in the Najran area, featuring upwards of 6400 human and animal figures, consisting of camels, humans, giraffes, birds and other creatures.  Needless to say, Bir Hima is one of the world's richest and important archaelogical sites.


A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours.  


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Sunday, November 22, 2020

Saturday, November 21, 2020

Weekend Roundup Variety Pack

"Umbrella" - starts with a "U" - Miswak vendor in Al Balad


Camels are "Ungulates" - a favorite of mine in Saudi Arabia



 "Under the Umbrella" - waiting for cement work in the shade

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Friday, November 20, 2020

Scenes from KAEC, north of Jeddah

King Abdullah Economic City (KAEC) is a planned multibillion dollar city complex intended to promote economic growth, industrial endeavors, and investment opportunities. Conceived by King Abdullah in 2005, one of the purposes of KAEC was to relieve urban congestion in the country's large overcrowded cities.

Located on the Red Sea coastline about 100 km north of Jeddah, future plans for KAEC include hopes of providing one million jobs.  Its seaport was ranked second in the world of fastest growing seaports, with capabilities of handling the world's largest ships.

You can read more about the plans for KAEC by CLICKING HERE.  


 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Faces of Arabia 1

Happy Fisherman


Flower Children



 Old Man and Camels

A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours
for allowing me to showcase these lovely portraits for today's post.  

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Monday, November 16, 2020

Saudi Seating and Decor

Traditional Saudi style utilizes a variety of patterns and colors, which I find quite charming.  Somehow it all works together to create a delightful, whimsical effect.

The use of geometric shapes in traditional decorating ideas is a telltale feature of Saudi design.    

These photos are from Najran and Abha, in southern Saudi Arabia.  A big THANK YOU to my friend, tour guide Mohammed at Najran Tours, for allowing me to showcase these photos for today's post.  Visit his Instagram page  @NajranTours.


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Sunday, November 15, 2020

Jeddah Random Photos

Business signs here are often written in both Arabic and English - so it's actually unusual to see 3 signs next to one another without English on them.  

Watermelon season in Jeddah - lots for sale out of trucks and cars on the side of the road.

Pale pink doors - one for tall people, and one for short people.  LOL!


 

Saturday, November 14, 2020

Art in Abha, Saudi Arabia

"T" is for TRIBES - The first king of Saudi Arabia, Ibn Saud, gained control of the various Tribes of the region, uniting them to form the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This mural of him is located in Abha, in the southern part of the country.

"2" distinct types of wall art - Murals and traditional Qatt wall decor in Abha, Saudi Arabia

TALENT - One of my favorite loves is art in almost all forms.  With art being such a huge presence here in the kingdom, I am a happy camper.  Below is a modern art mural of Arabic calligraphy lettering.


Thanks to my friend Piotr Chodakowski for allowing the use of the photos in today's post.  You can follow Piotr on Instagram - @piotr_ksa

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