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 to pull over in the traffic here without causing an accident. It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the blue swirly designs, including the butterfly, are actually blue mirrored tiles which catch the light when you’re driving by in the car. This building is a private fancy dress shop for women only. Below is another shot taken at dusk. It’s a different angle taken from the far lanes of traffic. I hope you enjoy this whimsical piece of architecture from Jeddah.

About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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10 Responses to Flutter-by

  1. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: Glad you were finally able to capture the building. What a neat butterfly motif.

  2. JM says:

    Incredible! So eye-catching!

  3. Judy says:

    This is very unexpected! Love it. Oh, and if you havent’ been by, I posted another rock house in the Dells last Sunday.

  4. Jackie says:

    What an amazing building, I’d never have imagined such a thing in Saudi Arabia! Great photos!

  5. ladyfi says:

    How unusual… the wings look more like octopus tentacles or something. Love it though!

  6. Geogypsy says:

    It is a whimsical looking shop. Maybe you should drop in. Is the storefront window covered with paper? That’s rather private, but I guess everything for women there is.

  7. Billie says:

    A striking photo! Does this shop carry both eastern and western clothing? Can you describe the couture and price ranges of eastern wear for women? Just curious! I enjoy your daily photojournal immensely.

  8. Jacob says:

    Absolutely fascinating, Susie. Glad you were able to get the photo! I would never have know those were tiles. It certainly is unique!

  9. m_m says:

    It is really unique decoration! Great! I like it!

  10. Hilda says:

    It’s whimsical AND elegant. I love it!

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