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Jeddah’s Blue Glass 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

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Jeddah Gypsum Details

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

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Jeddah Villa Unusual Design

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

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Jeddah Art Festival Display

Because we are still isolating due to the virus, I am going through my old photos, since I am not out and about taking photos. Today’s pick is of an artist’s entry in Jeddah Art Week in February of 2014.  … Continue reading

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I Heart Saudia

At the top of the escalator, I looked back and liked the lines and composition of what I saw. As many times as I have been there, I hadn’t ever really noticed the curve of the stairs on the right … Continue reading

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Fashion Knock-offs at the Souk

The souks sell a lot of knock-offs from famous brands and designers at deeply discounted prices.   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/05/fashion-knock-offs-at-souk.html

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Modern Buildings in Jeddah

An unfinished building in downtown Jeddah and a curvy blue glass building with a tribute to the king.

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Asian Style Gate

There are many different architectural themes here in Jeddah. This villa’s gateway seems to have an Asian influence.

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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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