December Theme Day: Circles/Spheres


City Daily Photo’s Theme for December is Circles/Spheres. With the Red Sea as its backdrop, this sculpture, called “Circle and Square,” is one of dozens located along Jeddah’s Corniche, the boardwalk that stretches for miles and miles along the coast.  It is made of marble and was originally thought to be created by a group of Belgian artists who made many of the marble sculptures in this area.  However since this post was published, I have found out that this piece should be credited to Francois Kovacs, a Hungarian physician and artist who lived most of his life in Belgian.  For the interesting story about how this discovery happened, please click here. 

Jeddah is home to the world’s largest open air art museum and has made art available to everyone by integrating it throughout the cityscape.  To see more photos of Jeddah’s amazing public art and to learn more about the sculptures of Jeddah, click here.

You can see more great photos from around the world featuring today’s City Daily Photo theme of Circles/Spheres! Click here to view thumbnails for all participants

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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15 Responses to December Theme Day: Circles/Spheres

  1. Hi, Susie,
    I was wery surprised to browse the web and see a photograph of a sculpture made by my father.
    You posted it in 2008 but I just came upon it today.
    Thak you very much anyway.
    If you are interested by his work, we made a website:
    Sorry, it’s only in french, but it gives you a general idea.
    Stay inspired!

    • What a pleasure to hear from you, Blaise. If you have any information at all about this sculpture, I would appreciate it. Did you see any others I have posted that your father made? Thanks for any help you can supply.

  2. PJ says:

    Jeddah looks to be a spectacular sculpture garden, Susie. This is a beautiful choice for Theme Day. Have a good one.

  3. abi says:

    hi susie, i am amazed by your daily photos and journals. i am abi, 23 y/o nurse from the philippines, and i might be going to jeddah to work as a staff nurse at the new jeddah clinic hospital probably this month of dec or january. i am very much curious about jeddah and i am happy to see and learn cultures thru your site… keep it up! hope to chat with u soon.

  4. Imtiaz says:

    u know what susie… Every picture you post here,, I take a print of it and show it to my aunt who is staying in Jeddah. And she really likes the snaps a lot coz they are much clear and easy to understand.

    Great work and great job again !

    Yahoo chat ID: … Hope to chat with ya

  5. A beautiful art piece….thanks for sharing this foto…

  6. Baruch says:

    A great sculpture – I love it. You have some beautiful sculptures in your part of the world. Thanks for sharing

  7. Buck says:

    Wow, I wish I’d thought of something that says something about my town like this says about yours. Kudos!

  8. Kris says:

    A beautiful image!

  9. I guess you can circle the square. Great piece of outdoor sculpture.

  10. Elaine says:

    I love the look and feel of stone. This is perfect for the theme.

  11. babooshka says:

    I like this as it’s unique to your area. Great addition to the theme.

  12. Thanks, JM! The art of Jeddah is really amazing. I can’t help featuring it in my posts all the time!

    Hi Stefan! You’re so clever!!!

  13. JM says:

    Excellent choice for today theme! Fantastic monument!

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