February 29, 2012 - Phil Hodgen

Riyadh skyline today, from a friend

This is a nicely-composed view of the Riyadh skyline.  A friend took it from his office window and sent it to me while we were IM-ing on Skype.  His office is in the Al Faisaliyah Centre, an extremely recognizable building — it is pointy with a ball in it.  The other distinctive Riyadh high-rise–at Kingdom Centre–is in the distance.  The Four Seasons Hotel is in the Kingdom Centre, and the Al Faisaliyah Hotel is at the Al Faisaliyah Centre.  I’ve stayed at both hotels and will probably continue to favor the Al Faisaliyah.

Thanks Roger.  I’m going to Starbucks.  Do you want me to get you something?