Friday, June 15, 2012

SkyWatch: Camel Sculpture of Obhur


This is a very distinctive landmark in Jeddah. There are two enormous abstract sculptures of camels in the middle of one of the city's largest traffic circles, although I'm only showing you one in this photo. I do not have any information about the camel sculpture, but I can tell you that it is located in Obhur, north of Jeddah. The camels are very very tall and each camel is composed of three separate parts. Many of the sculptures of Jeddah are well known landmarks and are used for giving directions around the city. Street addresses with numbers are not commonly used here. In a city of over three million people, it makes for a lot of confusion and getting lost.

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5 comments:

Dianne C said...

My boys love the Camel roundabout!

thomas said...

Nice sculpture,i thought there are not allowed here.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Thomas - Statues of human beings are not allowed here so as not to be misconstrued as idol worship. Any sculptures of living creatures are never whole - there are always parts missing.

Leif Hagen said...

Yet another great sculpture in your city! Fun to catch up on your blog today, Susie!

Steffi said...

Great sculpture!Thank you for sharing!