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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: design
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
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
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
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
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
An unfinished building in downtown Jeddah and a curvy blue glass building with a tribute to the king.
There are many different architectural themes here in Jeddah. This villa’s gateway seems to have an Asian influence.
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
This is a fancy wrought iron housing box for electrical utitlities here in Jeddah. It matches the light post I featured yesterday.