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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. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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Monthly Archives: June 2010
There are many architectural styles found here in Saudi Arabia. This business looks like it could be in some little European village judging by its design.
This is a really colorful and modern looking piece of art out at KAUST, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology. It is located in a long narrow room along with several other interesting pieces of art, and this one … Continue reading
Women are largely unemployed and underutilized here in Saudi Arabia. There are many restrictions placed on women working here: by society, by religion, by husbands and fathers, by culture. Traditionally the only positions women basically can hold are in education … Continue reading
KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology) is an amazing institution of higher learning that is located north of Jeddah near a small fishing village called Thuwal. The Breakwater Beacon, which rises 60 meters into the sky, has become … Continue reading
Domes are a very popular design element in many buildings here in Saudi Arabia. This villa has at least three domes that are visible within its walls, as many private residences here do. Many mosques also have domes incorporated into … Continue reading
Dallah Albaraka is the name of one of the largest and most successful conglomerates in Saudi Arabia. Their influence reaches into just about every sector of daily living in the country, including construction, media, finance, tourism, and real estate. I … Continue reading
There are a dozen workers visible in this small section of this big construction project. The scaffolding doesn’t look like it’s all that strong, and it even appears to be bending under the weight of the guy in the very … Continue reading
I’ve shown you many photos of the wonderful public art here in Jeddah, but sometimes it’s hard to explain exactly how large much of the art really is when there is nothing else to compare it to in the photo. … Continue reading
This is one of the amazing images from a commercial for a phone company here in Saudi Arabia. The graphics on this commercial are among the best I have ever seen on any ad. I posted the video for the … Continue reading