About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: October 2009
There are so many public works of art in the form of sculptures in Jeddah, which sits along the Red Sea and is the second largest city in Saudi Arabia. This is a modern piece called Frustration and it was … Continue reading
This is another unusual sculpture which is part of the world’s largest open air art museum of Jeddah. This sculpture is at home on Jeddah’s Corniche, which runs along the coast of the Red Sea. According to the book Jeddah: … Continue reading
Called “Early Cubism,” this interesting sculpture by Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) is made of bronze. Lipchitz is a famous Lithuanian American artist of French descent. He joined a group of avante garde artists in France which included the well known modern … Continue reading
This is just one of the many public works of art in Jeddah for all to enjoy for free. If you look closely, there are some animal heads and body parts visible. This sculpture which was made of local stone … Continue reading
At first glance, this may appear to be a beautiful blue Persian carpet. In actuality, it is a tiled mosaic at the bottom of the indoor pool in the Angawi House of Jeddah, which is a tribute to the beauty … Continue reading
One of the most interesting private residences in Jeddah is the home of well known architect Sami Angawi. He is an expert in Islamic architecture and is also outspoken about his religion, Islam. Angawi believes that Islam has been sidetracked … Continue reading
This relic of a wall is located in Taif. There is no other structure in sight, so I’m guessing that this wall was built as a property line of some sort, but I don’t know for sure. When I uploaded … Continue reading
Taif, Saudi Arabia, is a popular summer retreat for many Saudis, including the royal family, because of its cooler weather which offers welcome relief when the rest of the country is scorchingly hot. Taif is nestled in a mountainous area … Continue reading
There are mosques conveniently located throughout Saudi Arabia. In cities, you can find them every few blocks and in the country, every few miles. This mosque is located in the farming community of Taif, a few hours drive from Jeddah. … Continue reading
There are many business chains in Saudi Arabia. This is a Friday’s restaurant. Notice the big sign with the red and white stripes with the name Friday’s written in Arabic.