Modern Office Building

Downtown Jeddah is comparable to the thriving city business centers of many major cities around the world.  This concrete and glass structure has a very interesting modern architectural design, with the large archway in the center and the way several floors just cut off in mid-air, accentuated by the lighting.  Like many major cities, the traffic in downtown Jeddah is horrendous, but the city is vibrant with businesses booming and shoppers out for bargains.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to Modern Office Building

  1. Hi Hilda!
    Yes, the photo is a little hard to figure out because of the shape of the building and the way it is lit up. Thanks for your comment!

  2. Hilda says:

    Took me a few moments to orient myself with this photo, even after reading what you wrote! Very modern and interesting, but I think I love the shoreline view you posted yesterday much, much better. I guess I really just have a thing for native/ethnic patterns of all countries, not just those of the Philippines. 🙂

  3. Hi Kim! Thanks for commenting. BTW, I love your area of the world. I just got back from spending a couple of weeks in Gig Harbor. I really prefer the climate up there!

    Hi Ab! The traffic is horrendous in Jeddah, almost every where you go!

  4. Ab says:

    How’s the traffic in non-downtown Jeddah?

  5. Kim says:

    Wow, that will make you look twice. Very unusual architecture, and exciting. I wish you well in carving out a bit more space and time to make shots of what you are seeing in Jeddah. What an exercise in cultural sensitivity.
    -Kim
    Seattle Daily Photo

  6. Hi JM!
    It’s difficult here in Jeddah for a woman to walk around with a camera snapping pictures. Because of the culture here, my husband is always hurrying me along, or else we are zooming by in the car. As a result, I never seem to have the time to really plan my shots. So I just take what I can get. Privacy is highly regarded, and women here are especially paranoid that I may get a photo of them, even though they are all unrecognizable in their black abayas and veils.

  7. JM says:

    That looks quite interesting! I believe the whole building can be very eye-catching!

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