Private detached residences here in Jeddah are called villas. The Saudis highly value their privacy, and security of the women is a concern. All villas are surrounded by at least 8 foot walls and are accessible only by gates. Many villa owners employ caretakers. I always wonder what’s behind those many gates as we drive by and I happened to catch this set of gates open. Every surface of the home, the walls, and the inner courtyard is completely tiled. Tile is much more durable to withstand the brutal climate here. The landscaping is a nice touch.
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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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