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  1. Wow, these are big contrasts. Are the photos all taken in the same area?

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    February 16, 2016
    • 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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      February 16, 2016
  2. Great choice of pics. You’ve really captured some of the inconsistencies.

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    February 16, 2016
  3. Wonderful photos, Lynn!! Certainly contrasting images.

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    February 16, 2016
  4. What a contrast! xoxo

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    February 16, 2016
  5. Ouh I liked this, no words needed!

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    February 16, 2016
  6. 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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    February 16, 2016
  7. Deanne #

    I love the pictures Lynz☺️ It’s nice seeing all the different aspects of the country.

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    February 16, 2016
  8. Wow! You’re absolutely right -a huge contrast!!! πŸ™‚

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    February 16, 2016
  9. That really is amazing Lynn, total contrast. What is that Keep Calm For Ladies book. Strange title.

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    February 16, 2016
  10. Absolutely great pictures, you succeed in showing us the real face of KSA, it is really contradicting place, shame since it is one of the richest country on earth

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    February 16, 2016
  11. Interesting contrast Lynn, and there seems to be quite a bit of American influence.

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    February 16, 2016
  12. 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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    February 16, 2016
  13. 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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    February 16, 2016
    • they have sand storms all the time, the sky is red in the distance. The average day you wake up to sand lightly coating the floor and every where! There are garbage dumpsters all over, not sure where they take the garbage!

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      February 16, 2016
      • Thank you.

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        February 16, 2016
      • 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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        February 16, 2016
  14. Wow Lynn ! you talk about contrast ! It almost seems that Riyadh is confused πŸ™‚

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    February 16, 2016
  15. Anita Kushwaha #

    Great pics, Lynn! They remind me of the contrast I notice when visiting my family in India. πŸ™‚

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    February 16, 2016
    • Really? I can imagine it is similar, thanks Anita! xx

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      February 16, 2016
      • Anita Kushwaha #

        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. πŸ™‚ xo

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        February 17, 2016
        • yes I can imagine! I think allot like Saudi! Syria is very old fashioned and there were no contrasts that I saw at all but Saudi totally!

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          February 17, 2016
  16. A world ill at ease with it’s contrasts only serving to highlight the massive disparity between rich and poor….

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    February 16, 2016
  17. So many contrasts – of course the camels are my favourites. And Arabic Scrabble πŸ™‚

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    February 16, 2016
  18. Great choice of pictures Lynn ! They really show “contrast” in various ways .
    Turtle Hugs

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    February 16, 2016
  19. Great series of images! The contrasts are stark in many of them.

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    February 16, 2016
  20. Wow these are so interesting, thanks for posting!

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    February 16, 2016
  21. 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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    February 16, 2016
  22. 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! πŸ™‚

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    February 16, 2016
  23. Quite contrasting! But then having lived in India all my life, I can understand the contrasts and guess they make life interesting.

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    February 16, 2016
  24. Very interesting contrasts Lynn! Thank you for sharing, you had some amazing experiences along with the awful there. ❀

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    February 16, 2016
  25. It’s kind of sad that they show only the beautiful pictures when there are so many ugly areas full of neglect.

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    February 16, 2016
    • Yes there are actually mostly run down areas! But then they have huge crazy looking malls etc. The kids laughed on their visit they had forgotten how simple things are broken and dirty, then shiny buildings and crazy big

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      February 16, 2016
    • 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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      February 17, 2016
  26. Very good photos Lynn and so filled with contrasts πŸ˜€

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    February 16, 2016
  27. Wow! Thanks for sharing!

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    February 16, 2016
  28. 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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    February 17, 2016
    • I pressed post but didn’t mean to! I am writing it now! haha so in a few minutes.

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      February 17, 2016
      • OK ‘Blondie’ I am off out to catch up with some old friends in a ‘pretty’ part of Paris now – will catch up tomorrow xxx

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        February 17, 2016
        • oh fun times! take care miss Lyndy, will head to your blog once I am finished! xxx

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          February 17, 2016
  29. Outstanding contrasts, Lynn. What a unique world you live in. My favorite is of the man with the falcon in his left wrist checking his phone. Wow.

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    February 17, 2016
  30. Wow, these photos are amazing. You did a great job of portraying the inconsistencies.

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    February 17, 2016
  31. NOthing new on my blog since last weeks non lasagna, lasagna – another little token post going up tomorrow or Friday, just to keep my hand in – so much going on atm as you know xxx

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    February 17, 2016
  32. Rich contrasts. It is fascinating to see Saudi through your eyes. I laughed at “Keep Calm for Ladies”. What does this refer to? I like the camels.

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    February 17, 2016
  33. I remember some of those πŸ™‚ Interesting as usual!

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    February 18, 2016
  34. Yup! Well titled.

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    February 18, 2016
  35. Why do I find the pictures depressing?

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    February 18, 2016
    • maybe because it is a picture of the real life there! mostly sand and there is allot of poverty, but tons of over the top fancy stuff!

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      February 19, 2016

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