It’s not that often that we get big fluffy cumulus clouds like this around here. Most often the sky is quite plain or greyish looking from dust or pollution. Jeddah is booming with construction everywhere. Entire subdivisions have sprouted up frantically all over the city. Most residential buildings are built from red bricks and steel reinforcements, then most are completely finished off in stone, tile or marble. Not too many are stuccoed over and painted because of the harsh weather here. Another tidbit about residential buildings is that most have fairly small and usually tinted windows. In fact the metallic colored reflective windows are most popular here. This stems from the desire for personal privacy and ensuring that women hidden from view, as well as keeping the place cooled down and the hot air out. You never see people looking out the windows here.
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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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