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.
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Category Archives: Nature
Mosque, Pigeons and a Cloudy Day
A local mosque in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and lots of pigeons in the street. 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.
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SkyWatch – Setting Sun
This particular evening, the setting sun seemed especially large – taken from our building’s rooftop. 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.
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged sunset 19 Comments
Our World: Rooftop Pigeon Roost
Amidst the many satellite dishes and large water tanks, there are many interesting things I can see from my perch atop our apartment building in Jeddah. About a block away, I can see this rooftop pigeon roost. I don’t know … Continue reading
Posted in Animals, Buildings, Desert, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged pigeons, wildlife 9 Comments
This is quite a common sight here in Jeddah – cars covered with thick layers of dust. Dusty cars like this one are parked all over the city. Many appear as though they have just been abandoned.
Posted in Desert, Life, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged dust, vehicles 4 Comments
Skywatch: Dust Storm
This time of year the dust storms in Jeddah can be awful. On a normal day you would be able to see a mountain range in the distance. Jeddah has been plagued by high winds and dust storms for about … Continue reading
Posted in Buildings, Desert, Life, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged dust storms, skywatch, weather 12 Comments
Day’s End on the Red Sea
Posted in Architecture, Life, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged beach, Corniche, Jeddah, leisure, living, Red Sea, sunset 2 Comments
Family Time on the Red Sea
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.
Posted in Architecture, Buildings, Culture, Landmarks, Life, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Religion, Saudi Arabia Tagged Architecture, Islam, Jeddah, mosque, prayer, Red Sea, Religion 4 Comments
CDP Theme Day: Photo of the Year 2010
It’s always hard choosing a favorite photo, especially now with digital affording us so many more possibilities to choose from. My pick for my favorite photo that I took in 2010 was this one – a very simple shot taken … Continue reading
Posted in Clothing, Culture, Life, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged beach, Corniche, dress, ghuttra, Jeddah, leisure, Red Sea, thobe, traditional 9 Comments
Scratching that Itch
A few days ago I posted a couple of close-up photos of a camel satisfying an itch on a fencing post. Here’s a shot of mama camel and her baby scratching in unison. Aren’t they cute?
Posted in Animals, Middle East, Nature, Photo, Saudi Arabia Tagged Camel 4 Comments