Palm Tree Sculpture

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This green Palm Tree Sculpture is on the eastern outskirts of Jeddah, on the road to Makkah. Sorry, I don’t have any data available about the sculpture, but you can see how tall it is in comparison to the trees around it. To the left in the photo is a replica of the historic gates of Jeddah. Until almost 1950, Jeddah was a completely walled in city. It had four main gates, and at night all the gates were closed so no one could get in or out of the city. The old gates looked very much like this one. This gate represents the Gate to Makkah. Due to the discovery of oil and the booming growth of Jeddah which followed, the walls and gates came tumbling down as Jeddah’s boundaries expanded.

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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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5 Responses to Palm Tree Sculpture

  1. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: That is cool but couldn’t they just have grown a palm.

  2. Jerry M says:

    They should have left something of the wall and gates.

  3. Geogypsy says:

    That’s one huge palm. Gates and walls, Wow. Are there libraries and historic societies in Jeddah?

  4. Erin says:

    fascinating info about the gates…as always i enjoy your blog and posts.

    erin

  5. Jacob says:

    Another amazing sculpture…and I had no idea about the gates.

    Perhaps as things modernize, more “gates” will come tumbling down. Or not.

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