A thousand miles is a lot of pipe to paint, but a handful of ordinary lawn sprinklers and a little imagination are making the job easier for Aramco.
Fouad Sa'id, a dynamic Egyptian who grew up in a Cairo movie studio, is—quite literally—turning Hollywood movie making inside out.
A Drive-It-Yourself Movie Studio? Ask The Man Who Owns One
Behind crisscrossed shadows, the lattice-work of another era still provides cool and private havens from the heat and noise of old Jiddah.
Belly dancing, that ancient, much-misunderstood Arab art form, might not earn a G rating, but to many people's surprise it rates much more than an X.
When Tapline's puttering Putnams decided to try weekend sailing the fact that they lived in the heart of the Arabian Desert didn't stop them for a minute.
"In the moonlight she stretched!... From under the dew I gathered them!... Refresh thy heart!... Mother of two fires!... Appease your mother-in-law! Strengthen your blood!... Food for the aristocracy!"