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: March 2009
Islam forbids idolatry in any form. In Saudi Arabia, there are no statues of human beings or creatures at all, however body parts are permitted. At the same time, you can see ads and billboards all over the place featuring … Continue reading
This beautiful gate is the only thing standing between me and the palace inside. The walls are so tall and surround such a large piece of property that no sign of the palace is visible from the outside. Above the … Continue reading
This was taken from a hotel (Movenpick) restaurant (The Waves) which is built out into the Red Sea. We had dinner at the open outdoor patio restaurant, and the gentle waves of the Red Sea were literally within inches of … Continue reading
This is a private beach on a family compound in the Obhur area north of Jeddah. There are several villas for each sibling and their families, plus one for the parents. The walkway leading out to the gazebo actually divides … Continue reading
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I’ve been trying to get a decent shot of this unusual looking building for months now, and this is my best effort so far. Keep in mind, we are always zooming by in a speeding car because it’s practically impossible … Continue reading
Abdulhalim Radwi was the first artist chosen by Jeddah’s Mayor Mohammed Said Farsi to produce works of art for the city’s massive beautification project, which began in the 1960s. Born in the Holy City of Makkah, but later a proud … Continue reading
This is called the Floating Mosque and it is located right on the Red Sea in Jeddah, in the midst of many beautiful sculptures that are located there along the Corniche. When it is high tide, this mosque appears to … Continue reading
This artistic column was made from scrap metal and was created by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro. The world renowned artist was commissioned to make several works of art for the city of Jeddah. His works can be seen in places … Continue reading