Category Archives: Art

My 1,000th Post! Modern Abstract Sculpture

This another of Jeddah’s many sculptures that I’m sorry I don’t have any particular information about. I think it might be one of several marble sculptures that were created by a group of Belgian artists, but I’m not sure. The … Continue reading

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Huge Glass Floor Vase

This is a really large floor vase that I saw in a window of a shop in a mall here in Jeddah. It is probably about 30 inches tall and just as wide. I thought the blue and green circles … Continue reading

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Art Shop

This sign designates the location of an artist and calligrapher’s shop.

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Detailed Home Decor

I love the elaborately painted details on this small table and the footstool next to it, as well as the carved out design on both of them. Seems to be more Moroccan design than Middle Eastern.

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Red Sea Mall Fountain

This is a very fitting design for a fountain at the main entrance to the Red Sea Mall here in Jeddah. The large varying sizes of waves are made of a highly reflective metallic surface, and the waves are decorated … Continue reading

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Utility Housing

This is a fancy wrought iron housing box for electrical utitlities here in Jeddah. It matches the light post I featured yesterday.

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Jeddah Streetlight

A large part of Jeddah sports this style of streetlights. I think they are really unique and I love the intricate wrought iron details. Wrought iron is very popular here in Saudi Arabia.

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Men’s & Women’s Prayer Rooms Sign

This is a large temporary sign on a banner indicating the location of the men’s and women’s prayer rooms in a local mall here in Jeddah. I’m fond of the figures used to distinguish men from women on this sign. … Continue reading

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The Essence is Gold Sculpture

This sculpture is called The Essence is Gold. It is made of bronze and was created by the artist E. Dest. I wasn’t able to find any further information about the artist or this piece. It occupies a space along … Continue reading

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Banners in the Wind Sculpture

This is another sculpture made by Spanish architect and artist Julio Lafuente. Made from scrap metal harvested from two old water condensers that were the first of its kind to supply fresh water to the City of Jeddah, “Banners in … Continue reading

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