Monthly Archives: January 2011

Prayer on the Red Sea

It’s late afternoon and low tide on the Red Sea. This couple is standing at the base of the Floating Mosque, which is on the Red Sea in Jeddah. At high tide they would not be able to stand where … Continue reading

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Two Vases Sculpture

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 … Continue reading

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Wheelchair and Prayer

With Jeddah’s beautiful Floating Mosque and the gentle rolling Red Sea before him, this man in a wheelchair listened to his portable radio which was playing the melodic voice of an adhan calling the prayers.

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Accidents and Prayers

When I snapped this photo as I was passing by in a vehicle, I didn’t realize what I had captured until I got home and uploaded it onto the computer. The sculpture in this photo is one of the more … Continue reading

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Sunflower Field Fountain Sculpture

Eila Hiltunen (1922-2003) is the female Finnish artist behind this gorgeous sculpture called “Sunflower Fountain,” which is comprised of a very exact non-corrosive grade of stainless steel to resist the harsh effects of the sea and the sun. The base … Continue reading

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Science and Religion – A Closer View

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 … Continue reading

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Worked Iron Formation Sculptures

I’m featuring two art pieces from Jeddah’s Corniche area which runs along its coastline of the Red Sea. These sculptures are made of open framework steel pieces and are the creation of Egyptian artist Mustafa Senbel. The beautiful image aboe … Continue reading

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Another View – Inkwell, Pen & Paper Sculpture

This three piece sculpture was created by Abdulhalim Radwi, a Saudi artist who was born in Makkah. I have published a photo of this sculpture before, from a different angle on the other side and in very different light. You … Continue reading

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Blue and White Linear Sculpture

It’s difficult to find out information about many of the public works of art here in Jeddah. The book that I have about them was published in 1991, and it doesn’t contain all of the city’s sculptures. So I’m sorry … Continue reading

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Palace Shade

I’m not sure if this is an actual palace or not, but it certainly appears to be one. I’ve never seen such a huge awning built over an outdoor space for a residence before. Most private villas here have some … Continue reading

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