Jeddah is called the City of Art for good reason. There are more displays of public art here than perhaps any other city in the world. I have published many photos of the sculptures that dot the landscape of this Saudi Arabian city that sits on the Red Sea, and in fact I have made a special page listing the many sculptures I have featured. This particular sculpture called Two Vases is located on the Corniche which runs north and south along the sea coastline. It was a gift to the city from the late King Khaled ibn Abdul Aziz. Much of the public artwork here is larger than life, as these vases are. They were created by Egyptian artist Mustafa Senbel. I have featured several other pieces of art designed by Senbel on this blog, including The Wave, Dialogue, The Seagull, Sails, and The Fisherman’s Net.
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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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That’s actually lots of public art out there!
Assalam u Alaikum SUSIE!whats the name of the mosque behind the road?and which is the most famous and biggest mosque here in jeddah?
Hi Omer – I have always just called it the Floating Mosque, but I’m not sure if it is referred to by another name. As for the most famous and biggest mosque in Jeddah, I don’t know that either. My husband was gone from Jeddah for over 30 years – a lot changed in that time, so it’s difficult to get answers from him because he doesn’t know either!
The mosque name is (Fatima Al Zahraa Mosque).
Thank you , Pathfinder!
I give up. No one can compete with the number of fantastic outdoor sculptures in your city! You lucky ducky!