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Thursday, November 20, 2014
Jeddah is a city of stark contrasts, where the old is mixed with the new, where elaborate palaces are built next door to decrepit hovels, and where the society is as black and white as the clothing that its women and men wear. This photo was taken in Al Balad, the oldest section of Jeddah, which is home to old crumbling buildings as well as modern new skyscrapers.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
One of the largest sculptures in Jeddah as well as the whole world, The Cosmos is a prominent landmark of the city. Sometimes referred to as The Fallopian Tubes by the locals, this sculpture was designed by German artist Ottmar Hollmann. For a close up photo showing more details of the sculpture and more information about this sculpture, please click HERE.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
When the older buildings in Al Balad were constructed, it was pre-electricity. Consequently the old buildings that are still standing have been wired in haphazard and unsafe ways, as you can see here in this photo. It comes as no surprise then that many of the older buildings have been destroyed by electrical fires. It's a shame as well as rather surprising that there are no safety codes enforced to prevent the many fires from happening.
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