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Expat wanderer

Dusk in Kuwait

Dusk anywhere is one of my favorite times of day. In Riyadh, my husband and I would head down to the Dira’a souk, usually arriving just before the Isha call to prayer. We would buy a couple felafel sandwiches and a juice drink and sit in the large courtyard by the fort and eat our sandwiches while all the shops were closed for prayers. The sky would go from deep blue to a very deep blue purple, and it was that moment we waited for – the stars just visible and this just-before-black incredible color.

In my mind there is also a hush, but that is unlikely, as there were usually women and their children waiting in the same area for the men to finish their worship, and the children would be playing.

We are still looking for felafel sandwiches that taste that good. We would laugh; eating out for under $2 and it felt like such luxury.

In Kuwait, we are usually on our way to meet up with friends or somewhere around dusk. I always have my camera handy – you just NEVER know what you might see.

This isn’t really dusk, but it is dusky, in the interiors/exteriors shop as you enter the Free Trade Zone in Shwaikh – I can’t help it, I love this shop:

Not crisp, but the skyline is so eccentric:

Dwarfed in downtown Kuwait:

Almost dark – the mosque in the circle, downtown Kuwait:

June 21, 2007 Posted by | Biography, Cross Cultural, ExPat Life, Family Issues, Kuwait, Living Conditions, Lumix, Photos, Saudi Arabia | 12 Comments