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 their designs as well. In fact, domes are an integral part of Islamic architectural features and have been a prominent element of Islamic design for centuries. The building with several domes below is an elaborate wedding hall here in Jeddah.


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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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6 Responses to Domes

  1. Alperen says:

    Using dome in architecture is a remnant of the Ottomans

  2. Hania says:

    when i saw the word dome i immidiately thought about the centerpoint mall which is also famous as DOME in my circle. love to see a pic of that

  3. leif hagen says:

    I especially like the villa DOME photo! I just wish we could see inside those villas…
    Nice to catch up on your blog this morning from Wisconsin!

  4. Susie, I love architecture of the dome. I always amazed how it built. I used to watch the document about it. That dome, if build without the good supported, it can collapsed anytime. For me this is one of amazing thing that man can create.
    By the way, I love the second photo..Look at the details..Wow !!!!

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