Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Saudi Arabia Door

Like many people, I am fascinated and drawn to doors.  Here in Saudi Arabia, there is an endless supply of fascinating doors that are each beautiful in their own way.  Besides the unique paint colors of yellow-orange, red, and pink on this metal door, I love the spray painting on the wall of both sides of the door, the chipped away cement to the right of the door, and the black plaid fabric laying on the right as well.   I'm just totally intrigued with this image.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Our World: Yanbu Flower Festival

These are two of my favorite photos from this year's Yanbu Flowers and Gardens Festival. It's a colorful floral extravaganza that will be ending on March 25th.  Hours are 4-11pm daily.  If you haven't been yet, this weekend is your last chance!

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Saudi Arabia Teapot

I saw this unusual teapot being used as decor in a restaurant in Yanbu.  It's definitely seen better days, but the shape and the elaborate designs on the pot I thought were really unique.  I don't know how old it is or what it's made of (the darker metal is most likely copper because of the patina).  The spout and the handle are rather strange shapes.  There is also another identical pot right behind this one, so I'm guessing that they were used as serving vessels at this restaurant at some point in time.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Jeddah Lighted Buildings

At night, many cities around the world transform and with flattering lighting techniques, they almost seem to become magical in some way.  Jeddah is no exception.   Lighting makes such a huge difference.  Don't you agree?

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Trust During Prayer Times

One phenomenon that continues to amaze me in Saudi Arabia is featured in this post.  The five daily prayer times require that businesses close for a half hour to an hour for each prayer.  This make no economic sense whatsoever, and I'm not aware of any other country in the world that closes for prayers.  

Shopkeepers will commonly leave merchandise out in the open, close up shop and go to pray.  No one steals or messes with stuff that is left out like this.  I cannot imagine this happening in the US.

Friday, March 16, 2018

SkyWatch: Yanbu Flower Festival

Don't miss the final days of the Yanbu Flower Festival, which will end on March 25.  Fabulous floral gardens and lots of fun for the family.  Open daily 4-11pm.  For more photos and information about the festival, CLICK HERE.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia Yanbu Flower Festival

Yanbu Flower Festival is going on now for another 10 days, ending on March 25th.  It's one of the best festivals in Saudi Arabia, well organized, well managed, and well run.  Open Daily from 4pm-11pm.  Lots of fun for everyone!  See more photos from this year's event by clicking HERE.