riydh

Old #Riydh of #SaudiArabia. This is a renovated gate of the wall that one day surrounded old Riyadh. The woman wearing the black cover, called Abaya, is the main reason why I think this photo is worth posting, coz she completes the story.

I could spend hours studying the #architecture, structure, building materials, and social impact of this gate that once served as a main entrance of people, their horses, camels and donkeys (cars), their food and the army that defended/acquired the city. There is so much #history here that is worth studying.