About This Blog, and About Me: Susie of Arabia
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.
Please be sure to also visit my other blog, SUSIE OF ARABIA (formerly SUSIE'S BIG ADVENTURE), which relates my experiences, thoughts, and observations about living in Saudi Arabia.
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Monthly Archives: August 2020
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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