Unusual Fountain

Unfortunately I cannot supply any information about this unusual fountain. I can tell you that there are many fountain sculptures in Jeddah, many of which I have featured previously on this blog. I can also tell you that this particular fountain is much more beautiful when the water is spraying than when it is not. It looks like some kind of spaceship to me when the fountain is not operating. Many of the sculptures and fountains around Jeddah serve as landmarks, since addresses are generally not used in this city.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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7 Responses to Unusual Fountain

  1. wafi says:

    basically this is outside the gates of the King’s palace, so its normally called the King’s fountains since they are outside the entrance, its in the murjan district on king aziz road.

  2. Chiara says:

    Good to be seeing this fountain at its best. I think your photo frames it very well and adds colour from the promenade and the sky. Nice!

  3. Hilda says:

    Yes, I can imagine that it’s not very attractive without the water.
    I’m surprised and amazed about the lack of addresses! So how does one mail stuff to people there?

    • Apparently there are street addresses, but no one really uses them. I didn’t even know our building had a number until about one month ago, and I still don’t know the name of the street we live on. Everyone I know of uses a P O Box to receive mail. Directions are given by using landmarks and counting blocks or buildings – like turn right at the orange coffee cup shaped building, then follow that road until the first street where you can turn right, and then it’s the fourth building on the right, the one with the copper colored windows.

  4. leif hagen says:

    I just marvel at all the water fountains and sculptures in Jeddah! You people there are very lucky to have so much art sprinkled around town!
    Regards from Leif of Eagan

  5. B Squared says:

    It looks gigantic.

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