100 thoughts on “Contrast

    1. No all over Riyadh but one picture is right near downtown and it is old and dumpy! You can see a tall amazing building, next to it open garbage dump, stray cats that wander the streets (left by people) and workers washing cars with a rag! So it is literally a huge contrast right there.

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  1. Extreme gaps between rich and poor, old and new! They even have a Cinn-a-bon! My kids loved Cinn-a-bon when we visited the States again. It is interesting to see the things we are used to written in Arabic letters.

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  2. The unexpected mixed with what one might expect…and that indeed provides contrast not only from image to image but of course within several pictures themselves. Clever idea Lynz! (I think I’d do much better with the English-language version of Scrabble…!)

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  3. Those are certainly contrast for sure as country vs city in our homelands except that these are closer in proximity to one another. Curious little me is do they have sand storms and if yes there must be a huge cleanup in these market places? Where do they keep the garbage…meaning do they cart it away to a dump like we have here and where is this dump if they have one?

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      1. When we lived in Malta and there were Sciroccos (Siroccos) in Libya we often felt the result of that wind because our cars, balconies etc. etc. were covered with a fine red silt… the type of sand that you are all too familiar with from having to, very often, clean up your house after a big windstorm. When it really, really bothered me was after I’d just cleaned all the windows and floors on our three balconies. I’d have to rewash the windows, the tile floors and all the nooks and crannies in the furniture. (We lived right on the Med. Sea – so it was worse for us than those who lived inland.)
        Loved these photos! Talk about ‘differences’!! ; o )

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      1. Yes, for sure! In terms of the melding of east and west, and the contrast of modern and traditional. I always leave India finding it hard to describe, because there are so many contrasts. 🙂 xo

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  4. That is indeed a huge conrast Lynn! I don’t like to compare but it reminded me of my country – India.. on one hand you will find all the leading brands of the world loved by the elite people, but on the other hand, you can’t really ignore the poor 😦

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  5. I like when traditional is featured. I liked the contrasts but sad for camels, poverty and worn down areas. I liked the modern but see many international influences, including American. Thank you for sharing these interesting views! 🙂

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    1. Same here in Paris Julie, same everywhere really. There was a time when they showed only run down areas of Liverpool, which is a truly beautiful city, but the media did not want it to be seen as that. If had time I would take some ‘alternative’ Paris photos, but I pushed at the moment – maybe a post for the future.

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  6. Love the four guys sitting cross legged seemingly in the middle of no-where creating their own ‘space’.
    Nice that you have grouped these photos together Lynz, as you have shown hints soy this here and there in previous posts.
    I did comment further up, on how it is the same here, areas of extreme poverty and deprivation in the predominantly Algerian north of the city, compared to the extreme earth and beauty in the centre.
    P.S. I can’t open your latest post xx

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