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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: September 2010
Khanjar – The Curved Arab Dagger
These knives are called khanjar, the well-known curved Arab dagger. I have seen khanjar in private homes here as collector’s items. Many have jewel encrusted handles and are quite exquisite. The following is an excerpt from an old issue of … Continue reading
Posted in Culture, History, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged dagger, khanjar, knives, weapon 6 Comments
This is the last in the series of fabulous mall murals that I have featured the past week. This photo gives you an idea of how the murals are displayed in a section of the Roshan Mall that is not … Continue reading
Posted in Architecture, Art, Life, Photo, Saudi Arabia, Shopping Tagged business, mall, shop 6 Comments
Mall Mural: Flower Vendor
This is another exquisite painting that was blown up to be a wall mural in the Roshan Mall. I believe all these murals I have featured are just temporary coverings for the shop windows, until the shops are rented and … Continue reading
Mall Mural: At Prayer
This painting depicts men at prayer. It is a mural covering an unoccupied shop window at the Roshan Mall in Jeddah.
Mall Mural: Camels at the Seashore
Here is another gorgeous painting that occupies window space at the Roshan Mall in Jeddah.
Mall Mural: Merchant
This painting is of an obviously wealthy Middle Eastern merchant. It is part of a group of lovely wall murals. The man depicted in the painting wears a turban, which many men in Saudi Arabia do, however the most common … Continue reading
Mall Mural: Selling Fruit
Two women draped in the traditional black abaya (cloak), hijab (head scarf) and niqaab (face veil) sit on the ground selling fruit in this painting. I’m guessing that the men in this picture are coming out of a mosque and … Continue reading
Mall Mural: Street Scene
This painting of a Middle Eastern street scene is a huge wall hanging that covers an unoccupied mall shop’s window. Sorry I don’t have any particulars about this artwork.
Posted in Art, Culture, Middle East, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged fine art, life, mall, souk 1 Comment
Mall Mural: Soldiers
In the next few days, I’ll be featuring Middle Eastern wall mural art that I found in an unfinished section of Roshan Mall in Jeddah. I tried finding information about the works of art themselves but was unsuccessful. The artwork … Continue reading
Mosaic Floor in Mall of Arabia
Visible from the upper level in the Mall of Arabia in Jeddah is this beautiful mosaic tile floor mural which runs the length of several stores. The mall features an oceanic theme throughout.