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Sandstorms in the Khaleej

Some great photos from Riyadh, thanks to the Guardian popped up in my reader feed of the sandstorms in the Gulf. They look a little more hardcore than the ones I was used to in Bahrain but reminded me of those many times when walking from the car to the apartment was hazardous for your contact lenses and usually involved repeatedly being lashed by hot grains of sand tot he face… and stepping out to your car in the morning, only washed the day before, and seeing it covered in brown sand. There’s also the fact that cars have to be washed and apartments dusted on almost a daily basis because these particles just come from nowhere and get in everywhere… all the time. 

  1. March 18, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    That last picture reminds me of the beginning of The Fifth Element, when the good aliens are walking towards the temple to get the stones…

    Eerily beautiful.

  2. alexlobov
    March 19, 2009 at 2:55 am

    Hey LiLu, I’ve seen the film but don’t remember that scene… all I remember is a lot of angry Milla Jovovich with read hair. But yeah the picture does have an eery alien-quality about it, doesn’t it? And the foreign dress of the Saudis adds another dimension to it as does the building they are walking past…

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