Friday, October 14, 2011

Featured Photo: Please Use Other Door

Yes. This is what you think it is. This is a door serving as the walkway to a door. It's hard to see in this picture, but the door is spanning a small ravine that I assume was dug to make way for pipe or wiring or something. This is such a common sight in Saudi Arabia.

Not that it's common to see doors on the ground, but to have a giant ditch in the middle of a sidewalk and a ridiculously narrow "walkway" put down across it is the typical modus operandi around here. I guess the city doesn't provide those steel plates or a temporary walkway like you see in more developed civilized Western places, so the businesses are left on their own to figure out a solution. I dunno, but it definitely provided some laughs for us tonight.

"Let me get the door for you!"

This kind of thing would have totally baffled me last year. Now I just whip out my camera and snap photos because this is the kind of stuff that happens in Saudi Arabia that is so hard to describe.


Vicariously yours,


  1. are those toes I see peeking out from under that abia? Did you get repremanded for that? Or is it ok now?

  2. don't think I like the new blogspot format- did you change your background or is it a site change?
    BTW, didn't notice @ first your hair isn't covered either- were the religious police off that day?