Monthly Archives: April 2010

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 … Continue reading

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Lost in Translation: Saloon Turkey

There are many barbershops in Jeddah that are very proud of their Turkish barbers – I don’t know if Turkish barbers are supposed to be better than barbers from other areas of the world – and they have no qualms … Continue reading

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Bar-B-Q on the Red Sea

In Saudi Arabia, Dad is usually in charge of the outdoor barbecues too – just like in the states. Many Jeddah families head for the banks of the Red Sea for a little outdoor time on the weekends. Most facilities … Continue reading

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Where’s Ahmed?

This is my own take on the popular children’s books called “Where’s Waldo?” Ok, Ahmed isn’t as hard to spot as Waldo usually is, but I thought I’d have a little fun with this photo. Many small shops are filled … Continue reading

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SkyWatch: Graffiti Wall of Love

A lot of the graffiti here in Jeddah (and there is a LOT!) looks very amateurish and sloppy. Despite that, I like the whimsical and romantic nature of the graffiti in this photo, and I also like that’s it’s partly … Continue reading

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Under Construction

I believe this will be another new mall or shopping center in Jeddah. I think the architectural details are beautiful and I can hardly wait to see it once it’s completed. It’s much larger than what is show here, but … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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MyWorld: The Butcher

There are many little fresh meat markets all over Jeddah. They usually have camel, goat, lamb, and maybe beef and chicken too. But you’ll never find any pork here – it is strictly prohibited by Islamic law. This is a … Continue reading

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Lighthouse Sculpture

I featured this sculpture in a previous post and called it the Milkcan Sculpture. When taken from this angle with the open sailed boat in the frame, it certainly looks more like a lighthouse guiding in a boat than a … Continue reading

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Sky Filled Heart Sculpture

Some of the sculptures of Jeddah follow a heart theme. This is because the Mayor of Jeddah in the 1980s, Mohammed Said Farsi, who was responsible for the Jeddah Beautification Project and commissioned most of the works of art around … Continue reading

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