Sunday, January 12, 2014

Baeshen House Lamp and Window

Baeshen House in Al Balad, Jeddah's oldest part of the city, is an architectural treasure that will hopefully be preserved and maintained for generations to come.  This beautiful Moroccan style ceiling lamp hangs in the entryway of Baeshen House.  It is lovely paired with the colorful stained glass window near it.  

Much of the old section of Jeddah is crumbling and in such a state of disrepair.  The danger of fire is also a constant threat due to substandard and unsafe electrical wiring in this old part of the city.  Preservation efforts are at work, but every time I have visited Al Balad, it seems more buildings have been lost. 

2 comments:

  1. How intriguing the work decorating the lamp, not like bland, stark modern pieces of glass around a bulb

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    1. Hi Sally - I love this style of lamp. I am not one much for modern design.

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