This was a farm of sorts, with what I assume is a well, behind some buildings in the newer part of Diriyah. In the distance is the main mosque, and the gigantic Saudi flag that flies at the entrance to the town. (I had heard it was the biggest flag in Saudi Arabia, but it isnít; there is a bigger one in Jeddah.)
A short aside that has nothing to do with this picture, and unfortunately there is no picture to go with the story because I forgot to pull out my iPhone and try to take one. But Sahraa and I were walking back home through a park this evening when we ran into two Arab men and a little boy; they had an 18-year-old dog with them. The older dog went back in the car, but the little boy (about 5, maybe) was dying to pet Sahraa, so he did, in fact they all did. She had about a half hour of uninterrupted attention from the three of them. Itís just such a nice experience to run into dog lovers here, and Sahraa really knows how to take advantage of the situation! She kept putting her paw on the little boy's leg, which is code for I want more, so she got it ;-).