Spanish artist Julio Lafuente created this beautiful and graceful sculpture which sits in the middle of a lagoon separating traffic lanes along Jeddah’s Corniche. It is made of solid marble. Each of the 72 circular spheres is symbolic of the waxing and waning moons, which have great significance in Islam. Below is a closer view of the crescent moon which tops the towering obelisk. Lafuente is one of the more prolific artists commissioned to create art for the city of Jeddah, with more than 30 to his credit. I have featured many of his contributions before on this blog. To see them, just type in “Lafuente” in the search box to the right and a whole slew of his other pieces I have posted about will pop up.
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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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