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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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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