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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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Tag Archives: water
This is a very fitting design for a fountain at the main entrance to the Red Sea Mall here in Jeddah. The large varying sizes of waves are made of a highly reflective metallic surface, and the waves are decorated … Continue reading
With the desalination smokestacks in the background, this sculpture is called “The Condenser II” and pays homage to the original water condensing system which provided potable water to the City of Jeddah back in the first half of the 1900s. … Continue reading
A few days ago I was part of a volunteer Anti-Litter Clean-Up Campaign of a beach here in Jeddah which was organized by a wonderful group of concerned young people called the Young Initiative Group (YIG). YIG has undertaken many … Continue reading
I am intrigued by the whimsical paintings that decorate the utilitarian water trucks here in Jeddah. I know that this type of painting on vehicles is common in many other Asian countries as well. There are hundreds of these water … Continue reading
The Red Sea is a very dominant feature of the city of Jeddah. The city is spread out from north to south along the Red Sea coast and is not very wide at all, although there is tremendous growth and … Continue reading
These are smokestacks that release waste by-products into the air from the water desalination plants here in Jeddah. They are situated along the Red Sea and process the sea water, ridding it of the salt. There are about 18 desalination … Continue reading
Unfortunately I cannot supply any information about this unusual fountain. I can tell you that there are many fountain sculptures in Jeddah, many of which I have featured previously on this blog. I can also tell you that this particular … Continue reading
Rain is a rarity here in Jeddah, so yesterday when it came down in buckets, areas of the city were immersed in rain water. I would estimate that in some places, the water had to be close to three feet … Continue reading
This is part of a water park for kids that is visible above the high wall from the outside on Sultan Street. Women and teenaged girls are of course not allowed to swim, but children and teenaged boys can swim … Continue reading