This enormous and imposing sculpture in Jeddah would come under the categories of Nautical and Religious. There are several sculptures that feature sailing vessels with extravagant sails and this is one of them. The base of this sculpture is an enormous tile mosaic that is designed to look like the waves of the ocean – and it does that quite well. The sails of this vessel are quite unusual – they are actually in the shape of Arabic calligraphy that spell out “Allah.” At the top of each sail is the crescent moon, another symbolic reference to Islam. This sculpture is absolutely huge and sits in the middle of a large roundabout in a very busy intersection of the city. I don’t have any information about the artist.
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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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