This is an interesting looking work of art that sits in the middle of a wide traffic island in the holy city of Makkah. Public artwork is widespread in Saudi Arabia. Some of it is religious in nature, some outlandish, some modern, or whimsical or educational, some nautical or heavenly or nature themed. The sweeping public art trend seemed to begin in Jeddah during the oil boom and expansion in the 1970s. Other cities in Saudi Arabia have followed suit, but I don’t believe they can compare to the sheer size and magnitude of the sculptures and fountains in Jeddah. For an art lover, Saudi Arabia has an abundance of amazing public artwork.
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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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