Here is another sample of the public art that graces the cityscape of Jeddah. This one is made of bronze and it is a two piece sculpture called the Astrolabe. I was not able to find out who the artist was, but I do rather like it.
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This is still so amazing to me!
Based on the information that I have, the two-piece sculpture represents an astrolabe – an early form of sextant.
Thanks so much for your input – it does look like a scientific instrument.
I’m sorry, but this is just plain stupid! We do live in the 21st century, not the 15th. It’s another example as to how religion is mostly about control.
I think your comment was meant for the next post with the price stickers plastered over the faces of the boxes of women’s hair dyes… I didn’t think this piece of art would provoke such an outcry from you, Jacob! LOL
There are countless other beautiful ones along the corniche. Its a shame that women can’t really ride their bikes in their abbayas – it’s a gorgeous view :p
Seems like a contrast between mechanical and more natural.
Very postmodern methinks.
The public art all seems to be huge. I wonder why that is?
Maybe because of that old way of thinking that Bigger is Better!
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Susie: Very artsy, it is beautiful.
I love sculptures and I think it’s great that Jeddah has so many wonderful art pieces around town!