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Contrast in Riyadh

A few days ago I showed pictures of the modern malls and shops in Riyadh. There is a huge contrast between the old and new! This is a look at interesting areas around Riyadh just to show you a contrast. Hope you enjoy!

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Shopping in old area with tons of amazing things to see and buy!

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Just outside of town

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Near Camel souk(market)

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Camel souk (market)

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  1. Definitely not in Kansas anymore toto!

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    August 28, 2015
  2. Very interesting topography indeed!

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    August 28, 2015
  3. I love your story Lynz, I’m always excited to see a new post!

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    August 28, 2015
  4. I love your story too Liynz!

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    August 28, 2015
  5. Oh wow! I adore those rugs. Fascinating post!

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    August 28, 2015
  6. Very interesting – did you ever buy a camel?

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    August 28, 2015
  7. Interesting to read your story Lynz and to see the contrasts like here 😀

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    August 28, 2015
  8. Vajeea #

    oh but those shoes are definitely not Arabian! Its Indian/Pakistani traditional footwear called as ‘khussa’!

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    August 28, 2015
  9. Those camels put a smile on my face! I love hearing about your time there, Lynz!

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    August 28, 2015
  10. Amazing! Thank you for sharing. 😊💗

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    August 28, 2015
  11. Alice #

    Looking at your shop photo, I actually have some of that stuff that I collected when I was in AbuDhabi.

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    August 28, 2015
  12. wow, it looks like great places to shop….my son and his wife did a 3 week tour of Europe and started in Istanbul, pictures look a lot like there’s, they also visited Morocco, and it was very similar….great pictures and yes quite a difference from the malls….

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    August 28, 2015
    • Oh yes its really more pooular with many people. My mom loved going to shop at souks

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      August 28, 2015
      • My son said I would of bought out all the little stores….they went with back packs and don’t really shop when they travel…I would of been sending boxes full of wonderful stuff home…LOL

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        August 28, 2015
  13. Lyn, I love the beauty found in homemade and local industry made apparels. I enjoyed the glass pieces and collections, too. Always interesting to see photos of foreign lands and the dirt and destruction makes me sad. Indeed contrasts.

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    August 28, 2015
  14. That is major contrast. It’s hard to believe that there is so much beauty and modern merchandise, when blocks away the scenery looks as if it’s centuries old. I’ve been hooked on documentaries about Saudi for days now. It’s all very interesting and gives a greater insight on how your life may have been there.

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    August 28, 2015
    • yes it is so interesting and believe it or not people love the old areas more than anything! We all have malls lol

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      August 28, 2015
  15. Do you know if those area that look partially demolished built up today? So interesting! I love the outdoor markets:)

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    August 28, 2015
    • I think it is just an old area as I remember it and kind of falling apart!

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      August 28, 2015
      • Contrast indeed! Seems dangerous!

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        August 28, 2015
        • Things are hmm different, I felt so many things were scary but then got used to them as normal

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          August 28, 2015
          • Thank you for sharing your perspectives, there is so much I don’t know!

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            August 28, 2015
          • It is very different and even if you live there you don’t totally understand unless you live outside and mix with the people around you. so it is very unique and at the time I didn’t see how amazing it was!! thanks Sadie!

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            August 28, 2015
  16. This is fascinating to me! Can’t wait to see more of your posts

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    August 28, 2015
  17. The camel photo is awesome. Just the right amount of sun blasting down to give everything the right amount of light. Brava on not trying camel milk. I would rather not, myself. The most exotic I’ve dared is goat milk (love it) but that is as far as I go. x

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    August 28, 2015
  18. Great photos Lynz! So wonderful that you kept all the photos you took over the years.

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    August 28, 2015
  19. Very cool. I have some old photos (in 35mm slides) of the old souq in Dubai. The new one is…well, more modern. And clean. And not as authentic. But still cool.

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    August 28, 2015
  20. Abi S #

    The lamps and jewel boxes are so pretty! I love old markets 🙂

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    August 28, 2015
  21. JC #

    This really opens your eyes.

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    August 29, 2015
  22. I absolutely love this set of photos contrasting the new buildings you posted before. I love the old bazaars and all the fascinating things there!

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    August 29, 2015
  23. Love those camels and all of your pictures !

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    August 29, 2015
  24. Great post dearie!! Enjoyed it!😍😍

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    August 29, 2015
  25. Fascinating. A totally different world. It is really hard for me to truly imagine living there. Thanks Lynz

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    August 29, 2015
  26. Such contrasts! There are also many cities in the United States where there is very modern thriving ares, that drop away to stark contrasting scenes of poverty and decay.

    Thank you for sharing these photos. Very interesting indeed.

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    August 29, 2015
  27. The inside of these shops is so colourful and quite in contrast to the duns and browns of the old, crumbling areas and the places outside the town. The desert seems almost on the doorstep. As the comment above says, the difference between rich and poor areas is very marked – as it is in many cities worldwide. Lovely pictures, Lyn.

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    August 29, 2015
  28. You are right those are so wonderfully contrasting photos. The inside of the shops are so richly vibrant and colorful. So much to choose from ^_^

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    August 30, 2015
  29. Sobering, such stark contrasts.

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    August 30, 2015

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