CDP Theme Day & MyWorld: BIG!

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Jeddah is known for the sheer number of public artworks made available for all to see and enjoy. The city landscape is dotted with amazing sculptures created by world reknowned artists. I’ve actually shown this piece before, but it is one of my favorites, so I thought you wouldn’t mind me reposting it since it fits the City Daily Photo Theme of “BIG!” so well. I still haven’t been able to learn the artist who designed this piece, but Spanish architect Julio LaFuente created several famous stained glass sculptures for Jeddah, so this could be one of his productions. I’ve included the photo below to give you an idea of the enormous height of this sculpture. My son stands 5 ft 10 in, so that gives you an idea of how BIG this work of art is.
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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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19 Responses to CDP Theme Day & MyWorld: BIG!

  1. I wish there was a book of all these amazing sculptures.

    • Actually there is a book called Jeddah City of Art (by Farsi). I use it to get most of the information I have when writing about the sculptures. The problem is that it was published in 1991 and there are many sculptures that are not in the book. But it does have great photos and information about some of the pieces and artists.

  2. Mo says:

    An amazing sculpture

  3. Jerry M says:

    A lovely sculpture. I would love to know the details of the design and whether it can withstand the harsh weather.

  4. Vogon Poet says:

    Quite incredible, an awesome image! If this isn’t big…

  5. Bill B says:

    I certainly don’t get tired of seeing it.

  6. Ilse says:

    Great image! And Adam is very handsome & winsome!

  7. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: My, that is a big obelisk. The curvature is quite cool. Your boy did a fun pose.

  8. Jilly says:

    What a beautiful piece of art and great you posted the second photograph so we can see its size in relation to a human being! Just lovely, Susie and perfect for today’s theme.

  9. That’s a BIG, TALL sculpture! BIG artistic work – grand indeed!

  10. Geogypsy says:

    Wow! That is a HUGE work of art. I am always amazed by the public art you have in abundance. I see your son doesn’t always have to wear the man’s robe (sorry forgot what it’s called).

  11. ladyfi says:

    A stained glass sculputure? Amazing – and so very beautiful too.

  12. Chiara says:

    Great post! (and lovely new header)
    Thank you for introducing me to the work of Julio LaFuente–he has become a new favourite.

    This certainly fits with other examples of his style. It is particularly striking and well photographed.

    Top photo–definitely a BIG phallic symbol
    Bottom photo–Captain Kabob definitely has a career in modelling Jeddan sites!

  13. Gemma says:

    Such an awesome sculpture! I love the simplcity of the curved line highlighting the variety of coloured panels ~ like stained glass?

  14. babooshka says:

    I still can’t get over the amount of outdoor artwork there is. For a place that has a lot of closed ideas it has such an open attitude to art. That I find intriguing.

  15. Great post and always, Susie! Marvelous sculpture, love the colors and the SIZE wow! Fun to see your son, too!

    Have a great week!

    Sylvia

  16. Guy D says:

    Wow that is awesome, great shots.

    Have a great week
    Guy
    Regina In Pictures

  17. ewok1993 says:

    I bet someone could give a walking (or driving in this heat) tour of all the street sculptures in the city alone. Great post.

  18. Dina says:

    Wowee! It seems to be leaning under its own weight.
    Glad you included The Boy as a measuring stick. 🙂

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