In Saudi Arabia women are barred from driving, even picking up the dry cleaning is considered subversive. Last spring, Manal al-Sharif, 32, a divorced mother of two, decided to take on the issue by posting on YouTube a video of herself driving the Saudi streets. Though al-Sharif was jailed for nine days and publicly shamed, she inspired a movement. An underground civil-disobedience ca
Sami Angawi House (Al- Makkyyah) - Jeddah, These are the type of home that are perfect for Islamic Art. For it is an imaginary description of the Heaven mentioned in the Qoran
mudhifIraq’s ‘Garden of Eden'; unique wetlands in southern Iraq where a people known as the Ma’dan, or ‘Arabs of the marsh’, lived in a Mesopotamian Venice, characterised by beautifully elaborate floating houses made entirely of reeds harvested from the open water.
The heart of old Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Old buildings in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Old Jeddah Saudi Arabia by Eric Lafforgue, via Flickr