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SAUDI ARABIA’S NEED FOR PRIVACY

PRIVACY EXTENSIONS ARE NOTICEABLE ALL OVER JEDDAH. HUGE SCREENS ARE ATTACHED ATOP ALREADY TALL WALLS FOR ADDITIONAL PRIVACY.  THE REASON FOR THIS IS TO AFFORD THE WOMEN OF THE RESIDENCE THE LUXURY OF BEING OUTSIDE WITHOUT THEIR HAIR AND BODIES … Continue reading

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GATES OF JEDDAH

OSTENTATIOUS HISTORICAL REPLICA OF OLD TIME GATE INTERESTING DESIGN LINKING TO – OUR WORLD TUESDAY MY CORNER OF THE WORLD SOUVENIRS ALL SEASONS PICTORIAL TUESDAY   from Blogger http://susieofarabia.blogspot.com/2021/03/gates-of-jeddah.html

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Jeddah Buildings and Skies

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Jeddah Buildings and Skies

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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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Jeddah Typical Villa

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

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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 Villa Gate

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Combined Architectural Elements

This villa has quite a variety of different architectural design elements and finishes. There is so much to look at!  I’m not sure I quite understand the unusual angled white overhang in front, and the use of so many different … Continue reading

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Inside the Villa Walls

All private villas here in Jeddah have tall walls surrounding them, so it is rare to get a glimpse of what exactly is behind those walls. Oftentimes only the home’s roof is visible from the outside. This villa has a … Continue reading

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