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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: September 2008
I took this photo as I entered a home for a party. The lighting didn’t turn out very clearly, but each light is actually a different colored flower. The deep rose colored wall helps to set the mood.
Posted in Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Tradition Tagged home, Jeddah 3 Comments
Kids everywhere love to jump on their beds, and Saudi Arabia is no exception, as this 4 year old proves in his custom painted bedroom. The cartoon Tom and Jerry is very popular here – see the stuffed animals on … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged home, Jeddah, living 4 Comments
A shopkeeper waits for customers. I liked the way his display of traditional headgear (called Ghuttra) for men hangs behind him.
Posted in Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping, Tradition Tagged business, Jeddah, shop 2 Comments
All Lit Up
I thought this building was pretty, all lit up like Christmas. Many buildings here are decorated with bright neon lights, sometimes it feels like Las Vegas.
Posted in Buildings, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Jeddah 3 Comments
Even though this isn’t a great shot (from a moving car in the evening), I thought it was interesting, upon closer examination, that this popular chicken restaurant is filled with customers – who are all men. Women would be easy to spot … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Culture, Food, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Tradition Tagged Jeddah, restaurant 5 Comments
This man works in a bright clean modern sales center for cell phone service. All the men working here wear the traditional white dress and headgear while they type away on their computers.
Posted in Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Tradition Tagged business, Jeddah 5 Comments
The Structure of the Atom Sculpture
This beautiful modern sculpture is located in a large roundabout in the city of Jeddah. It is one of probably hundreds of works of art that grace the city. It is called the Structure of the Atom and is made … Continue reading
Posted in Art, Landmarks, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Jeddah, Sculptures 4 Comments
This beautiful carved wood kiosk is located in a huge modern mall in Jeddah. It displays fine embroidered dresses, blouses, and T-shirts, as well as perfumes and other toiletry items. The carving detail is amazing.
Posted in Art, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged business, Clothing, Jeddah, mall 5 Comments
The Time in Jeddah is…
This enormous clock keeps the time at a large intersection in Jeddah. It was a gift to the city by a prominent businessman. The face is a mosaic depicting scenes from the Red Sea.
Posted in Art, Landmarks, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Jeddah 3 Comments
The street entrance to this hotel is decorated with a typical Ramadan ornamentation. One can see buildings all over town with this type of print dressing up the exteriors of shops, restaurants and other businesses during the month of Ramadan.
Posted in Buildings, Culture, Life, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Tradition Tagged business, Jeddah, Ramadan 7 Comments