Monday, May 25, 2015

Our World: Illuminated Globe

The Illuminated Globe is one of my favorite pieces of public art that graces the streets of Jeddah.  It is also one of the largest works of art in the city.  Spanish architect Julio Lafuente was the designer of this amazing sculpture.  It is difficult to get a good picture of the globe at night since it is located on a busy roundabout near Roshan Mall.  When I saw the base lit up with white lights, I tried my best to get a good shot from the moving car I was in.  I rather like the effect.  For more information about Jeddah's Illuminated Globe, CLICK HERE.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Super Hero Cake

Superheroes are alive and well in Saudi Arabia.  This birthday cake in a store shop window features The Hulk, Spiderman, Superman, and Batman.  What kid wouldn't love a cake like this at his party?

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jeddah Restaurant: Taj Mahal

Good Indian food and reasonable prices - what more could one want?  The Taj Majal Restaurant on Rawdah Street in Jeddah is worth a try.  We went with some friends right before they left on a trip to India to see the real Taj Mahal.  It wasa great send off!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Jeddah: Images of the New King

Huge photos of the King of Saudi Arabia and his future successors abound here on billboards and are plastered all over businesses and even apartment buildings.  At the age of 79, King Salman became the head of state in January 2015 upon the death of his half-brother King Abdullah.

The above photo was a display in a shop window of a local mall.  Showing and pledging loyalty to the new king is important  here.

This is another huge billboard honoring the new king and his next in line. 

Thursday, May 21, 2015

SkyWatch: Golden Sunset

As the day draws to a close, the Red Sea glistens in a peaceful golden orange color.

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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Jet Ski on the Red Sea

Water sports are a favorite pasttime in Jeddah because of its location on the Red Sea.  Unfortunately water sports are mainly only enjoyed by males here.  The vast majority of Saudi women do not know how to swim because culturally they are discouraged from doing so. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Dessert Time at Le Connoisseur

Yummy!  Le Connoisseur in Jeddah offers scrumptious baked goods and desserts presented so beautifully, they look too pretty to eat.