One of the things that come to mind when one thinks of Saudi Arabia is camels. The dromedary (one hump) camel is a native of this country and is well suited to live here. Nature has equipped these camels with several features that protect them from the frequent sandstorms that happen in this land such as the ability to completely close their nostrils, fur lined ears, and a double row of curly eyelashes – all designed to keep sand out of their bodies. Their large droopy eyelids and bushy eyebrows also help in shielding their eyes from the harsh desert sun.
This extremely tall stylized three piece camel sculpture sits in the middle of a large traffic circle and is part of the city of Jeddah’s amazing public open air art museum. I don’t have any information about the artist or about what materials were used in making this piece of art. I can tell you that this traffic circle also has another camel as well, but they are so far apart, it’s difficult to get both of them in the same shot! Last year I featured the other camel sculpture in a previous post, and you can see the difference in how much the landscaping of palm trees and grass have grown since then by clicking 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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