Monthly Archives: August 2020

Typical City Building

Many multi-story buildings in Jeddah have business space on the ground level and floors of apartments above.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/08/typical-city-building.html

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Jeddah – In the Shade

Hard laborers here in Jeddah seek out shade when and wherever they can.  As you can imagine, it’s extremely hot, dare I say unbearable, here in the summer months and just being in the shade makes a huge difference and … Continue reading

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Jeddah Live Seafood in Supermarket

Maybe this is common in other places around the world, but the other day when we were grocery shopping at a supermarket we hadn’t been to in a while, we saw a large tank filled with live fish and lobsters.  … Continue reading

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Elegant Minaret

The minaret of this mosque is very elegant and graceful, don’t you think?  In addition to the minaret, many mosques also have a dome (or several).  Both the minaret and the domes are often topped with the symbol of the … Continue reading

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Mall Entrance Architecture

I think the design of the entrance to this mall was rather unusual with the blue glass cubes at the top, contrasting the curved front with pillars and all those large cement spheres. My thought is that the spheres are … Continue reading

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Mosque Near Bird and Animal Souk

I like the minaret on this mosque. Notice the loud speakers located on it for the calls to prayer.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/08/mosque-near-bird-and-animal-souk.html

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Jeddah Wedding Venues

Wedding halls can be found all over Jeddah in every neighborhood. Many are quite elegant – fancy schmancy.  Because of strict gender segregation customs in the past, weddings are usually separate events for men and women.  Slowly some families are … Continue reading

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Jeddah Mosque New Construction

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Modern Architecture in Jeddah

Lots of architectural elements combine to make this Jeddah building quite unusual. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/08/modern-architecture-in-jeddah.html

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Divine Pistacchio Cake and Other Treats

A favorite restaurant of mine in Jeddah is Maison de Zaid.  It offers delectable specialty desserts in addition to a full menu with a Middle Eastern flair for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  One of their specialties is pistacchio cake which … Continue reading

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