Photography: Saudi Landscape

devils head

Photographer @sultan_alghamde is simply talented and hardworking, they both go hand in hand to be able to deliver pictures like this, and I have to thank him for taking them. He shares his beautiful photography through flickr and 500px Here are a few samples of his work. Devils heads mountains Elephant Rock Desert Waves A lake…
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Rebellion is an act of Rebellion

I live in a society where going out of the norm is not welcomed, almost on any front, improving the existing is ok, but it also depends. Example: a car instead of a horse/donkey/mule/camel is not a bad idea… again, things being what they are, whoever was riding the animals when the machines came in,…
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Sometimes it Snows in Saudi

The snow in Saudi falls gently on the sand. I look at these pictures in the balmy 30 degrees Celsius weather we have these days, but snow seems to fall yearly on the Laws Mountain… apparently some people believe that it is the mountain that Moses received the ten commandments on, hence the name Laws, but when I first heard…
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King Abdullah Appoints Women to Shura Council

King Abdullah appointed women to the shura council (advisory council), a historic move in modern day Saudi Arabia, which was founded by King Abdulaziz who is known to have to call himself “brother of Nora”, his sister, a woman he often consulted for her wisdom, and recently had a university built in her name. The…
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Cancer Causing Prayer

I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I say that the more I think about a video I saw circulating on twitter and which was sent to me on google+, the more I feel uneasy. Here is a guy, with a good number of following, threatening the minister of labor Adel Fagieh that he will pray to…
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The Kuffar

My son came from school a couple of weeks ago saying that the teacher and the kids told him he was wearing a shirt with the sign of “alkuffar” (the non believers). He bought that shirt from our recent trip to Turkey, a Barcelona shirt to be exact with Messi’s name on the back… And…
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Saudi McDonalds

The world loves junk food, the world also loves to sing, check out a Saudi ordering by singing (badly) through the drive through… while the expat (probably Filipino) sings back in affirmation .. oh yeah, the world does not like to get out of its car… and Saudi’s do love their chicken. of course this badly off-key singing reminded me of…
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