Friday, February 12, 2016

SkyWatch: Jeddah Villa Courtyard

I always wonder what it looks like inside, behind the high villa walls here in Jeddah.  Sometimes I am lucky to get a glimpse through an open gate.  This villa has a lovely vibe to it, with lots of tropical plants and a garden area along the wall, a built in barbecue in the corner, an elevated terrace and a large tiled patio.


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Thursday, February 11, 2016

King of Trucks

The king's photo appears everywhere here in Saudi Arabia.  Many businesses display enormous photos of the royals on the sides of their buildings to show their loyalty and respect.  It's common to see big rigs like this one with a tribute to the king visible on it as well. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Jeddah: Mosaic Tile Fountain

This beautiful mosaic tile fountain is located in an interior courtyard of the Tayebat Museum in Jeddah. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Our World: Saudi Arabia Censorship

Another example of censorship in Saudi Arabia - In a mall in Jeddah, this huge advertisement shows the woman's face on the left is blurred out while the man's and children's faces are not.  *sigh*


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Monday, February 8, 2016

Copper Teapot

Copper is my favorite metal, having grown up in Arizona in a copper mining country.  This shiny copper teapot really caught my eye.  The small brass one with the distinctive spout is called Dallah.

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Glass Dome Ceiling

Dome shapes are incorporated into many overhead designs in architecture here in Saudi Arabia

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Tommy Hilfiger in Arabic

All the world famous designer labels are available here in Saudi Arabia.  Many younger Saudis are very into looking good and being fashionable.  This mall offers a Tommy Hilfiger outlet.