Monthly Archives: July 2020

Jeddah Pretty Gas Station

I rather like the pretty combination of colors used in this gas station. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/jeddah-pretty-gas-station.html

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Jeddah Typical Villa

Here is another typical villa in Jeddah – large residence and tall walls surrounding it.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/jeddah-typical-villa.html

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Jeddah Gypsum Details

Gypsum is commonly ussed here in Saudi Arabia to decorate walls and ceilings.  Frequently it is painted, often in gold leaf.  Saudi taste in decor tends to run more on the formal side.  I’ve often heard the term “Saudi Gaudy” … Continue reading

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Jeddah Oud Business

There are many shops in Jeddah that just sell oud and perfumes, like this one.  It’s common for the business to advertise by burning samples of their incense in an oversized incense burner outside to attract customers. Oud is a … Continue reading

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Jeddah Villa Unusual Design

Family villas in Jeddah are usually quite large to accommodate large families, plus household help like maids and drivers.  All villas that I have ever seen here are surrounded by high walls to afford privacy for the women of the … Continue reading

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Jeddah Entry Arch

To  visit MORE friendly skies around the world, fly on over to SKYWATCH  where you’ll find beautiful skies posted by bloggers all over the world. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/jeddah-entry-arch.html

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The Coffee Server – in Jeddah

At all functions and events I have attended here in Saudi Arabia, there are always beautifully tailored, traditionally dressed men offering Arabic coffee to guests.  The Arabic coffee is called gahwa and the man serving it is called “gahwa jee.” … Continue reading

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Jeddah Villa Gate

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Janadriyah Pics from 2014

Janadriyah is an annual cultural heritage festival celebrating the regions, history, arts, and culture of Saudi Arabia.  It is held in an area on the outskirts of Riyadh for a period of several weeks during the winter months, with many … Continue reading

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Jeddah Art Festival Display

Because we are still isolating due to the virus, I am going through my old photos, since I am not out and about taking photos. Today’s pick is of an artist’s entry in Jeddah Art Week in February of 2014.  … Continue reading

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