About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: February 2009
I recently had the pleasure of visiting the home of a well known expert on traditional Islamic architecture and social activist, Dr. Sami Angawi. He spent more than ten years building this place, which is partially open to the public, … Continue reading
This magnificent colorful illustration of Eastern art shows the beautiful elaborate design of a portico at the consulate of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Jeddah. This theme is carried throughout the exterior of the grounds and it is stunning. … Continue reading
The Intercontinental Hotel in Jeddah is located on the Corniche with rooms offering gorgeous views of the Red Sea. This lovely tiled fountain sits in the middle of the hotel lobby surrounded by many sturdy columns topped with decorative palm … Continue reading
Most wedding favors, if they even make it home, wind up in the trash or given to the maids here. They are usually not appreciated or wanted, generally serve no practical purpose, and might be considered mere dust collectors. A … Continue reading
This is a camel herder who lives out in the desert. He wears the long white traditional dress men wear here, called a thobe, plus a scarf on his head to help protect him from the hot sun. When the … Continue reading
The oldest souk in Jeddah is called Bab Makkah, which means door or gate to Makkah. It is a crowded busy market that extends for blocks in every direction. Business is conducted there, it seems, in much the same manner … Continue reading
The King Fahd Fountain is the world’s tallest fountain reaching a maximum height of 312m (1023ft). It was fashioned after the fountain in Lake Geneva, however King Fahd felt the scale was insufficient for his liking and insisted on making … Continue reading
At 55 meters high, The Seagull stands erect as one of the world’s tallest abstract sculptures. The most important work created by Egyptian artist Mustafa Senbel for the City of Jeddah, this towering work of art took three years to … Continue reading
I guess this could be almost anywhere in the world, except for the sign with Arabic writing in the bottom right corner. I’m not out and about that often at sunset since it is one of the five daily prayer … Continue reading