My World: Dallah Fountain

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Some of Jeddah’s most beautiful and striking works of art were created by the Spanish artist Julio Lafuente.  This bronze and granite creation is called the Dallah Fountain.   It consists of a couple dozen Arabian coffee pots mounted on granite stands and they pour water from their spouts into small granite cups.  It is quite a dazzling sight to behold.  In a period spanning twelve years, Lafuente created more than a score of fountains and monuments as part of Jeddah’s urban beautification program.   His works include The (larger-than-life) Bicycle,   the gorgeous Mameluke Lanterns, and  The Illuminated Globe,  all of which I have featured in previous posts.   Just click on each one to view.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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19 Responses to My World: Dallah Fountain

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  5. Hakan Tanyel says:

    Thank you very share use

  6. TheDeeZone says:

    That is an amazing piece of artwork. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Judy says:

    That is a lovely fountain.

  8. What a beautiful body of work! This one is my favorite.

  9. Tabib says:

    Beautiful fountain and blue sky.
    Happy Hijrah New Year & Masehi New Year!

  10. Lilli says:

    What an interesting fountain
    Happy New Year

  11. Geogypsy says:

    I love it! Another wonderful piece of art by Julio.

    Happy New Year!

  12. I’m a bit of a fountain enthusiast (as a hydrologist). The best part of them is to be around them to hear the running and pouring water. Happy new year 2009.

  13. fadil says:

    I remember there were many monuments in Jeddah, like the big bicycle.. I didn’t have the chance to take pictures.. thx for sharing!

  14. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: That is beautiful, thanks for sharing the fountain.

  15. ewok1993 says:

    Very interesting and beautiful.

    Happy New Year.

  16. babooshka says:

    Your posts are just so remarkable. I admire the fact so much that what I take for granted as a job photography is very hard for you to get the opportunity to do.

  17. Arija says:

    Veru beautiful indeed, it reminds me of a number ot round-about monuments in the Sultanate of Oman.

  18. kayleen says:

    That’s a fascinating fountain. The artist certainly did a many kinds of works. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year!

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