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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Tag Archives: Architecture
Jeddah’s cityscape is adorned with many modern architectural delights. I love the building in the first photo – it reminds me of a zipper. The blue reflective glass is a prominent feature of many of the modern buildings of this … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
Zanjbeel Bistro (the Arabic “zanjbeel” translates to “ginger” in English) has an alluring exterior graphic of Marlon Brando from the Godfather. We haven’t eaten there yet but hopefully one day we will. They offer Saudi street food. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/07/saudi-street-food-bistro.html
Geometric shapes and patterns are often incorporated into very distinctively Saudi designs. Geometry is a hugh part of Islamic art. The designs adorning this restaurant are not as intricate as typical geometric Islamic art but none-the-less, one can quickly identify … Continue reading
Two neighboring buildings in Jeddah highlighting the wide variety of architectural styles in the city. 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 … Continue reading