This imposing bronze sculpture called simply “The Eye” is one of Jeddah’s many striking public works of art. It was placed in the Al Hamra Open Air Museum along the famous Corniche next to the Red Sea, although initial plans had been to place it either next to the Maghrabi Eye Hospital or the local TV station. The French sculptor Cesar Baldaccini created this unusual masterpiece along with “The Fist,” which I showcased in an earlier post, and “The Thumb,” which unfortunately is part of a private collection and is not accessible to the public. Former Mayor of Jeddah, Mohamed Said Farsi, who was the brains and the vision behind the massive beautification project of the city back in the 1970s, said that Cesar was “a man who uses his skills and materials to express the spirit of an era in which beauty and ugliness are both found.”
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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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