Monthly Archives: November 2008

Jeddah’s New Medical School

New medical school nearing completion A brand new state of the art medical center and instructional college is nearing completion in northern Jeddah.  The facility could well become the largest of its kind in the entire Middle East.   In addition … Continue reading

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The Lion King in Arabic

The Lion King in Arabic This photo was taken off the TV as it played a DVD of an Arabic version of The Lion King.  The viewer has the option of hearing the dialogue in either English or Arabic, and also … Continue reading

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Skywatch: Sun Rays

Sun rays peek through the clouds This photo features the same beautiful wedding hall that I posted for last week’s Skywatch.  The weather was unusually rainy this week, and the normally clear skies were full of heavy grey clouds.  I … Continue reading

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Juice Bar

Display in the lobby of a juice bar/restaurant This photo was taken inside the lobby of a modern upscale juice bar/restaurant.  The mosaic structure features running water that empties into a pool, providing soothing sounds.  Most restaurants do not play piped in … Continue reading

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Day Laborers Gathering Place

Day Laborers Day laborers gather in certain places around the city of Jeddah in hopes of securing work for the day.  Most of them are foreign workers.  They all wear open toe sandals even though they will be doing mostly … Continue reading

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Crazy About Neon

Crazy about neon Jeddah is a city that seems to be crazy about neon lights.  Aside from business names spelled out in neon in both Arabic and English, many buildings are decorated with and outlined in these colored glowing lights in … Continue reading

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A Rare Sight

A rare sight in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia The first whole year I spent in Jeddah, I was beginning to think it never ever rained here.   Imagine my surprise when I woke up one morning and looked out the window and saw … Continue reading

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