This is a beautiful example of a very nicely maintained building in the tradtional Saudi architecture and design. It is part of the Al-Khalil Museum, which actually now houses a mosque and a school for orphans. Many of the older buildings in Jeddah are built of local stone and have carved wood detailing. Many mosques have a dome plus mosque minarets which are usually topped with the crescent moon symbol. Windows are covered with the traditional slatted wood designs called rawasheen. Many older buildings also have a solid fortress-like appearance probably designed specifically to discourage attackers. This building encompasses it all!
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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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