Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jeddah Sculpture

A graceful modern sculpture that has been relocated since I first posted about it on this blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our World: Picnickers on Red Sea

Jeddah's coastline along the Red Sea stretches for miles and miles.  While there are some areas that offer seating and picnicking facilities, for the most part, public facilities for people to enjoy the great outdoors here in Jeddah are few and far between.

So people end up bringing carpets and placing them next to their parked cars so they can sit in the shade.  Other people bring their own folding chairs and even charcoal grills.  During the weekends the Corniche Road which runs along the Red Sea is crowded with cars and people.


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Monday, December 15, 2014

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Jeddah Villa Gates

Jeddah's private residences - Walled and gated tiled villas and palaces.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Jeddah Striped Mosque

I liked the striped stone design of this mosque in Jeddah.

Friday, December 12, 2014

SkyWatch: Jeddah Sculpture The Wave

Jeddah is home to many unusual and bigger than life sculptures that surprise and delight residents of the city.  This mosaic tiled sculpture is called The Wave.  It is actually one of two identical sculptures in Jeddah by Mustafa Senbel, an Egyptian artist commissioned to make about thirty works of art for the City of Jeddah.  Here are several more of Senbel's artwork that I have featured on my blog:  The Fisherman's Net;  Dialogue;  The Seagull;   Two Vases;  Sunrise and Beach Themes;  Sails;  Builder's Plumbline;  The Fisherman's Net II;  The Fountain of Shells;  The Wave;  Desalination Pipes.

Many of Jeddah's sculptures have undergone repair and restoration recently due to wear and tear by the harsh elements of Jeddah's climate.  Here is an interesting video you might enjoy which features some of the sculptures and scenes from Jeddah.

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