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WHEN I CAN TRAVEL AGAIN

WHEN I CAN TRAVEL AGAIN, I WILL … COMMUNE WITH NATURE IN MY BACKYARD IN THE USA ENJOY FAMILY I’VE MISSED, LIKE MY GRANDDAUGHTER REVEL IN THE COOLER WEATHER IN WASHINGTON STATE PHOTOGRAPH FLOWERS ENJOYED THIS POST?  SIGN UP FOR FUTURE … Continue reading

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Asir Region Home Decor – Al-Qatt Al-Asiri

Al-Qatt Al-Asiri is a traditional Saudi home decorating application where bright colors are hand-painted onto plastered walls as murals in geometric lines and shapes, like triangles, squares, stripes, branches and arrows.   Women of the Asir region in Saudi Arabia are … Continue reading

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Jeddah Opaque Villa Gates

Private residences here in Jeddah are always surrounded by tall walls, which means they all require gates as well.  Privacy is of the utmost importance to Saudis. The inner courtyard allows the women of the house an outdoor space where … Continue reading

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Decorative Cover

This piece in a housewares shop caught my eye.  I love the detailing.  It is some type of large serving piece that has its own stand. from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2020/04/decorative-cover.html

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SkyWatch: In the Ghetto

Jeddah is a modern city with lots of new construction everywhere, but the city also has some very old and rundown areas as well. Many of the poor foreign workers live in places like this. Though you can’t see them … Continue reading

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Palace Shade

I’m not sure if this is an actual palace or not, but it certainly appears to be one. I’ve never seen such a huge awning built over an outdoor space for a residence before. Most private villas here have some … Continue reading

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Saudi Old-Style Seating

The old-style seating arrangements in Saudi Arabia consist of upholstered cushions which are placed on the floor and lined up along the walls and the center of the room is left completely open. Cushions are also placed standing up along … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Home

Not far from the extravagant palaces and the spacious tiled villas of Jeddah, lives a Sudanese camel herder named Hussan. He is a content man with simple needs and very limited means. This is where he lives. The harsh climate … Continue reading

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Detailed Home Decor

I love the elaborately painted details on this small table and the footstool next to it, as well as the carved out design on both of them. Seems to be more Moroccan design than Middle Eastern.

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Residential Building Construction

Most of the multi-family residential buildings in Jeddah are built in a similar fashion. I’ve compared them to long train cars lined up side by side lengthwise and stacked several traincars high. The only variations might be how many floors … Continue reading

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