Photographer's Note

I took this shot in a Riyadh street because I liked the contrast between the late afternoon light on the modern buildings in the background, and the shadow area in the foreground where the street traders were going about their business like you will find in the backstreets of any Arabian city. I also liked the contrast between the old shops on the right Ė which seemed to be coming apart at the seams Ė and the sleek lines of the new buildings.

These street traders were selling DVDs out of cardboard boxes on plastic tables Ė I got a few nervous looks when I showed up with my camera, so I donít know whether they were legal or not.

The building with the glass sphere at the top (which houses an expensive restaurant) is the Al-Faisaliah Tower, and the one behind which looks like a bottle opener (which is actually higher than the Al-Faisaliah Tower) is the Kingdom Tower. I took some close-ups of these buildings which I will post later.

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Additional Photos by David Astley (banyanman) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1237 W: 108 N: 2568] (7789)
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