About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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: April 2008
Henna art sketched freeform on a woman’s hand is a popular custom in Saudi Arabia. Henna gel was squeezed out of a tube and drawn into delicate floral designs on the backhand and the fingers as a party favor during … Continue reading
This colorful display of various trinkets and traditional Bedouin jewelry sits atop a table in the lobby right outside the main entrance to the ballroom where a Saudi wedding takes place. It represents gifts to the bride upon her marriage. … Continue reading
This is just one of hundreds of works of art enhancing the landscape in the city of Jeddah. Known as home to the world’s largest open air art museum, Jeddah proudly displays amazing artwork for all to see, scattered throughout the … Continue reading
Assortment of fresh seafood from the Red Sea at Jeddah’s big fish market. (Click on photo to enlarge image)
The famous Mameluke Mosque Lanterns are sculptures in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia – when these enormous lanterns are lit up at night, they are quite stunning. They were created by Spanish artist Julio LaFuente and are part of Jeddah’s open air … Continue reading
This tiny clothing shop in Jeddah makes good use of space. (Click on photo to enlarge image)
Arabic writing above the front door of a Jeddah villa, loosely interpreted says “Whatever God wills, he shall put blessings into it.” (Click on photo to enlarge image)