Images of Saudi is back!

Some of the Blue Abaya readers probably remember “Images of Saudi” which is a photo journal-type photography blog I kept for a few years from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Images of Saudi is actually still online, but for a year now it’s been set for private invite-only viewing. Reasons behind this were several but namely the repeated copyrights infringements began to take its toll. Images were taken (stolen) and used without permission on regular basis. Shockingly even some of the regions largest English-language daily papers such as Arab News, Al Jazeerah English and Saudi Gazette were on the list of offenders, on top of the Arabic language media, Yahoo and MSN Arabia. I think those were the final nails in the coffin for closing the blog from public.

So much positive feedback came in from around the world telling me how they felt as if they’d gone on a mini-vacation through the Saudi Kingdom and even Saudis thanked me how they learned something about their own country they didn’t know before just from browsing Images of Saudi blog :) I really wanted to keep this positive vibe going and my plan was to join the two blogs together.

However, with over 5000+ images, it would be next to impossible to move all Images of Saudi content over to Blue Abaya. So what I’ve decided to do is compose image galleries which can be viewed here on Blue Abaya on the ‘”Images of Saudi” page.  Many of the photos are new and not previously published, but some of the old content will definitely also be making its way over here in due time! The process of adding and organizing the galleries is very very slow, so new galleries will be added whenever I have free time for it. Right now there are a few galleries for starters which you can browse through by clicking here.

I hope to hear your feedback on how the galleries look! Also, do they load/work well on your computer and if you’re having any troubles, please do let me know as it is all new to me so patience is needed.







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  • Endang PusphaMay 26, 2014 - 6:38 pm

    I m happy the images are back. I really love your photos. They are so….beautiful. Never though that KSA is so rich of cultute as well as nature and landscape.
    Thx Laylah for bringing it back…ReplyCancel

  • Nick BrookbankMay 27, 2014 - 4:57 am

    Wonderful blog and website. It’s been so useful since we arrived in Kingdom.ReplyCancel

  • Layla Blue AbayaMay 31, 2014 - 2:37 pm

    thank you Nick!ReplyCancel

  • MariMay 31, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    as an avid reader of the images saudi blog this is a great news for me! the galleries are all pictures I never seen before and look beautiful. thank you!ReplyCancel

    • LaylaMay 31, 2014 - 5:39 pm

      Hi Mari and thank you for the comment, yes most of the images I’ve uploaded now are new material, glad you liked them!ReplyCancel

  • LaylaMay 31, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    wa aleikum salaam A&J

    thank you for stopping by :)ReplyCancel

  • AamaniJune 12, 2014 - 4:39 am

    It is always a treat to my eyes to see the pictures clicked by you :) Very beautiful pictures. You should consider writing a post on your photography journey. I am sure many followers of this blog will agree with that idea.ReplyCancel

  • Sanat B JohnJuly 1, 2014 - 12:58 am

    Inspiring work , Realizing there is more things beyond camel ,desert and palm tree , ReplyCancel

  • Lynn-Joy JordaanAugust 25, 2014 - 12:02 am

    Was gifted your web name by a precious friend about to join the expat life. As a RN in South Africa with a few RN friends in Saudi I am amazed to see how beautiful it actually is through your hard work. Blessed thank you so much. Lynn-joy xxReplyCancel

    • LaylaAugust 25, 2014 - 11:29 am

      Thank you Lynn-Joy, I am glad to hear that because showing the beautiful side of Saudi Arabia is definitely my goal :)ReplyCancel

  • Garry MercerMarch 21, 2015 - 2:18 am

    I am very interested in any and all info/history about Sedous. Thanks and Sukran… Garry MercerReplyCancel

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