Weekly Photo Challenge: Horizon


The Tweig (Red Sand-19 October 2012)

The subject escarpment, Tweig, in the photo, which was framed last 19 October 2012 during my second visit to Red Sand, is part of the large geological formation forming the west boundaries of Central Riyadh‘s upland, Nedj. The tweig is reachable by taking the Mecca Highway from downtown Riyadh west and drive for almost an hour past a series of dry river beds or wadi.

The very popular Red Sand, which is technically called Ad-Dahna Desert, blazoning the narrow strips of red-orange sand set the eastern boundaries of the upland. The Saudi capital Riyadh City lies just beyond the horizon.

This panoramic view can be caught in bird’s-eye view atop the desert’s highest dune.

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  1. Wow’ I need to go there.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Oh, thank you very much!

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  2. Wow, this is such a beautiful view!

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      It is, Janaline. Thanks for taking time to let me know you like the photo.

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  3. What gorgeous colors (and photo, too, of course)!!

    janet

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  4. bluebee says:

    Stark and startling beauty.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      Hi, Bluebee. Glad to see you.

      Thanks!

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  5. Paula says:

    I have never seen orange send before not in person and not in pictures. I can only imagine how it must feel to present such wonderful beauty. Breathtaking sight and photo, Sony 🙂

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      I am fortunate that the Aura up there brought me in the Middle East. And I hope, some day He will bring me to the Western part of the globe too. (fingers crossed)

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      1. Paula says:

        There are some treasures in the Western part too. I hope you will get to see them some day.

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      2. Sony Fugaban says:

        I’m still wishing hard for that. But who knows, I might get there too someday. Life is full of surprises.

        🙂

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  6. Wow! That is uniquely amazing. What an adventure! Best wishes to you and your family.

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    1. Sony Fugaban says:

      It is. I used to think Saudi is just plain desert and all that but like Aludous Huxley said, “To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” I believe he is quite right in saying so.

      Regards to your fam too.

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