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Majlis, a cozy room for relaxing

Majlis, a cozy room for relaxing

This room was adjacent to elegant the entry room pictured below. I asked what they used it for and was told it was a place to get together and relax on cold winter nights, which we are definitely having right now. There was a nice wide-screen television across from these seats.

Nikon D800 ,Nikkor AF-S 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
1/200s f/3.2 at 24.0mm iso6400 full exif

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Laura of Arabia 06-Oct-2015 12:51
it's called a "majlis"
MarcViskens02-Dec-2014 19:07
beautiful work Helen
Lieve Snellings22-Jan-2014 18:52
Wonderful ! V
Long Bach Nguyen12-Jan-2014 05:32
beautiful, love the exposure, colors and compo
Sandy Rich08-Jan-2014 00:32
So ornate. Just wonder how some of us getting up there in age are seated and get up. But a beautiful room.
Julie Oldfield07-Jan-2014 01:24
Lovely image!
janescottcumming06-Jan-2014 22:56
How wonderful. Nicely decorated and an interesting ceiling. V
Stephanie06-Jan-2014 18:16
Fascinating room! So different from life in the US, but not far off from my in-laws home....! V
Anitta Vuorisola06-Jan-2014 17:16
Such a lovely room with all the beautiful details. V
Zoltán Balogh06-Jan-2014 17:00
Wonderfully composed! V
Tom LeRoy06-Jan-2014 16:48
So nice to have a glimpse of real life in this country. Some excellent photography! V
pkocinski06-Jan-2014 12:43
Tradition and modern (the TV) meet. They main problem I would have is getting up and down from those cushions.
Gerard Koehl06-Jan-2014 05:40
Cet intérieur est magnifique. V
Raymond Ma06-Jan-2014 03:13
These are lovely and luxurious rooms! V
Simon Chandler06-Jan-2014 03:03
Excellent capture of this beautiful room. v
Sheila06-Jan-2014 02:35
Wonderful ornate touches here. I really love the alcoves in the walls and the carpet.
Walter Otto Koenig06-Jan-2014 01:36
Very interesting interior in the traditional style. Well photographed! "V"
Gary A. Rich (GRainelev)06-Jan-2014 01:01
Helen, a fantastic image shooting indoors. It is amazing that the Arabians are not any different than the American's. Great capture. V.
woody3406-Jan-2014 00:13
Wonderful details and colouring in this traditional decored room.The seating arrangement against the wall leaves a clear central area but looks a long way down...fascinating capture,Helen.V
Richard Marcus06-Jan-2014 00:01
This is a beautiful room with detail and colors that abound. From the rug and seating areas to the intricate wall moldings and natural wood beam ceilings, it is quite a work of art. Wonderful capture, Helen!
marie-jose wolff05-Jan-2014 23:22
very cosy interior! V
Karen Stuebing05-Jan-2014 21:59
Looks luxurious. I am always struck by the use of strong geometric shapes. V.
Jim Coffman05-Jan-2014 19:55
Very nice capture of this room,Helen! The seating is so low,it would take a crane to get me up. :))
Isabel Cutler05-Jan-2014 19:52
Being "of a certain age" I have to think the someone is going to have to haul me off the floor to get up out of one of those chairs...or maybe Saudis have better knees than I have!
larose forest photos05-Jan-2014 19:31
It is so spacious, so wonderfully exotic and attractive. I like sitting on the floor so those low seats would suit me! V
Colin Storey05-Jan-2014 19:26
Looks like a great place to relax. v
Bill Miller05-Jan-2014 19:10
It does look cosy, and I always love an open fire like that.
Martin Lamoon05-Jan-2014 19:06
A bit low for me! Not as agile now!
joseantonio05-Jan-2014 18:20
This house is really lovely.V.