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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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Category Archives: Art
This piece of art was part of a display of the Young Saudi Artists group, which recently had an exhibition at the Athr Gallery in Jeddah. To see more of the unique and interesting art that was featured, please see … Continue reading
Besides the lovely restaurant, Il Villaggio also has a lovely little shop where gourmet Italian food items can be purchased. They also provide cakes for special occasions – and the ones pictured here are samples of their work. I think … Continue reading
Jeddah is called the City of Art for good reason. There are more displays of public art here than perhaps any other city in the world. I have published many photos of the sculptures that dot the landscape of this … Continue reading
When I snapped this photo as I was passing by in a vehicle, I didn’t realize what I had captured until I got home and uploaded it onto the computer. The sculpture in this photo is one of the more … Continue reading
Eila Hiltunen (1922-2003) is the female Finnish artist behind this gorgeous sculpture called “Sunflower Fountain,” which is comprised of a very exact non-corrosive grade of stainless steel to resist the harsh effects of the sea and the sun. The base … Continue reading
Spanish artist Julio Lafuente created this beautiful and graceful sculpture which sits in the middle of a lagoon separating traffice lanes along Jeddah’s Corniche. It is made of solid marble. Each of the 72 circular spheres is symbolic of the … Continue reading
I’m featuring two art pieces from Jeddah’s Corniche area which runs along its coastline of the Red Sea. These sculptures are made of open framework steel pieces and are the creation of Egyptian artist Mustafa Senbel. The beautiful image aboe … Continue reading
This three piece sculpture was created by Abdulhalim Radwi, a Saudi artist who was born in Makkah. I have published a photo of this sculpture before, from a different angle on the other side and in very different light. You … Continue reading
It’s difficult to find out information about many of the public works of art here in Jeddah. The book that I have about them was published in 1991, and it doesn’t contain all of the city’s sculptures. So I’m sorry … Continue reading