Until about 50 years ago, Jeddah was a completely walled in city with large entry gates to the north, east, south and west, which were closed at night so no one could leave or enter the city. Today the wall and its gates no longer stand due to the phenomenal growth that pushed Jeddah’s boundaries far beyond the original walls. This gate is one of several newly built symbolic gates around the city to represent Jeddah’s history and heritage.
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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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