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: construction
It is common for additions to existing buildings in Jeddah to be built upwards, adding on more floors as it becomes affordable to the building’s owner. Be sure to visit OUR WORLD TUESDAY, where family-friendly bloggers share a unique glimpse … Continue reading
This is another beautiful new mosque that has just been completed near downtown Jeddah. I love the details of the arches, the minaret, and the dome and the color choice. In Jeddah, there are mosques every few blocks, and even … Continue reading
This new white mosque has just finished completion near downtown Jeddah. Beautiful, isn’t it? I had published a photo of this same mosque in the process of being built a while back. If you’d like to compare photos, here’s the … Continue reading
I’m continually amazed at the seemingly unsafe working conditions of so many workers here in Saudi Arabia. Safety equipment and other safety products are rarely used. Most of the blue collar positions are filled by foreign workers from very poor … Continue reading
This is another shot taken at dusk from the rooftop of our building. I’d like to draw your attention to the center of the photo where you can see a tall building with a large graphic visible on one side. … Continue reading
I love the architectural details of this newly constructed modern blue glass building. It reminds me of a big sail boat.
Blue glass windows seem to be the most popular choice for modern business centers in Jeddah. It’s practically a phenomenon. Blue glass buildings are everywhere. To visit MORE friendly skies around the world, fly on over to SKYWATCH where you’ll … Continue reading
A year ago, none of these buildings were here. It used to be an area comprised of all vacant lots for blocks and blocks. This whole area in northeast Jeddah has experienced a super rate of growth and development and … Continue reading
It hardly ever rains here in Jeddah, but this past week, there has been rain on several days. In fact I don’t recall ever seeing anyone using an umbrella until I saw this guy out the window of our apartment. … Continue reading