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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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Monthly Archives: December 2009
This Yemenese shopkeeper set up a special temporary booth in a large popular mall recently for the Eid celebration marking the Hajj, the religious pilgrimage that millions of Muslims make every to Makkah. This area of the mall was filled … Continue reading
Mustafa Senbel is the Egyptian artist credited with creating this graceful sculpture called “Builder’s Plumbline” for the city of Jeddah. In fact he is one of the more prolific artists chosen by the city to create amazing public works of … Continue reading
In one of the local malls recently during the celebration at the end of the Hajj, a huge normally empty common area was filled with a variety of booths selling a multitude of products such as clothing and shoes, foods, … Continue reading
Composed of steel and bronze, the Stalks of Wheat Sculpture was designed by Egyptian artist Salah Abdulkarim (1928-1989). When he was commissioned by the City of Jeddah to create works of art to grace the city’s landscape, Abdulkarim was already … Continue reading
There are roadside fruit and vegetable stands everywhere in Jeddah. You can just pull over and buy fresh tomatoes or cucumbers without having to go into a store or even getting out of the car if you don’t want to. … Continue reading
Many markets here offer bulk seeds, nuts, and spices, and the prices are considerably less than what you might pay for the same in the states. I liked the colorful bins filled with the equally colorful products in this photo.
There are not many signs of Christmas at all over here in Saudi Arabia because the only religion allowed is Islam. This is my third Christmas here. It’s a sad time for me being away from my family and friends, … Continue reading
Besides the amazing sculptures all over the city of Jeddah, I also have a thing for the minarets of the many mosques around here. Mosques are everywhere – every couple of blocks you can find one. The minarets are usually … Continue reading
Many buildings are enlarged here in Jeddah by building up. Residential buildings are built very close together and take up most of the area of the lots they occupy. Quite often a one or two story building might be all … Continue reading