Friday, November 16, 2012

SkyWatch: Camel Sculptures

Followers of this blog know that Jeddah is a city graced with amazing public art in the form of sculptures all over the city. This particular sculpture features two gigantic camels which inhabit the center of an enormous traffic roundabout in North Jeddah's Obhur District. Each camel is divided into three separate parts (for religious reasons) and is quite exaggerated in its style.  You can see how tall the sculptures are when compared to the surrounding palm trees.  They are a considerable distance apart within the roundabout, although from this perspective they appear to be close together. I have previously published two other photos of this sculpture. To see them, just CLICK HERE and HERE.


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9 comments:

Kerri said...

Very cool sculptures!

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks, Kerri - The city of Jeddah is full of unusual and amazing sculptures.

Luna Miranda said...

i really like this sculpture! fabulous stylized rendition of a camel.

s.c said...

Never thought that art of this size could stand on public space in arabia. Everyday learning something new. Thanks for showing.

Sylvia K said...

Great sculptures and beautiful skies, Susie! Makes for a terrific capture for the day. Hope all is well with your and your family!!

ladyfi said...

Those sculptures are so elegant and eye-catching!

Laura said...

beautiful sculptures... and a wonderful sky!

Rinkly Rimes said...

'Divided into three for religious purposes'......I must Google that!

Susie of Arabia said...

Rinkly - The religious aspect has to do with idolatry worship - so all living creatures here are not portrayed in their complete image, so as to avoid their being worshiped or prayed to. Body parts are thought to be okay, but not living creatures in their entirety.