Mustafa Senbel, an Egyptian urban planner, designed this beautiful shell fountain for the city of Jeddah. It is made of marble and consists of one large shell which sprays its jets of water one way, while a quartet of smaller shell fountains behind it sprays jets of water in the opposite direction. My apologies for the poor quality of this photo – I snapped it as we were zooming by again! I’m hoping one day that we’ll be able to stop and I can get a much better shot. Senbel was a city planner for Jeddah for eight years, starting in 1978. In all, he is credited with designing more than twenty-five fantastic sculptures for Jeddah’s beautification project. I have featured more of his other works previously on this blog: The Seagull; The Fisherman’s Net; The Wave; and Dialogue.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby and teenage son. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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