Another Sails Sculpture


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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About SusieOfArabia

American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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8 Responses to Another Sails Sculpture

  1. Irina says:

    Judy from Prescott Area Daily Photo advised me to ask for your help about the pop-ups in my blog (here is the link to make story short – http://moscowdailyshot.blogspot.com/2010/04/rooftops.html . Can you please help me and say how you did the clean blog again? I will be so thankful!
    My closest location to Saudi Arabia was Bahrain, in 1995. So very interesting, and so very far (in
    feeling, not geography). Very interesting blog, very. And so well photographed!

  2. Hamdah says:

    ِAha, I feel home ! This is very near to my house 😦

    Miss Saudia much .. Thanks for the shot

  3. Pathfinder says:

    The wood carving is “Allah” in Arabic, nice picture.

  4. Jerry M says:

    It looks like a boat of some kind and the base looks like it is supposed to represent waves.

  5. B Squared says:

    Now this is strange.

  6. Dimple says:

    Interesting sculpture. Crescent moons in a boat! I wonder what the artist intended it to mean…

  7. Chiara says:

    Hmmm. I’m not loving this one as much as most of the sculptures you photograph. Nice capture though! 🙂

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