Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Our World: Balad Old Door

The old sector of Jeddah is called Al Balad, which in Arabic means the city center.  Amidst the hustle and bustle of this busy district are examples of the interesting old architectural styles of Jeddah.  Unfortunately many of these ancient buildings are crumbling and decaying.  One constant threat is fire due to shoddy electrical wiring. 
I love the arch, the wood carving, and the paint colors of this old door.  I also delight in the bird perched above the doorway.

Many of the old doors like this one feature a smaller door within the larger door, as can be seen in the photo above.

This details of this door have a South Beach art nouveau feel.


Wouldn't it be cool to have this old door at the entry to your home?




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7 comments:

William Kendall said...

It is a door with real character! It appeals to me tremendously.

Jerry Mc Kenna said...

For what it is worth, it is a very beautiful door.

Eva said...

It's very nice. I also take pictures of doors often in Morocco.
I wonder why doors are so important (and beautiful) in Arabic countries.

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks, William - there are so many ancient lovely doors like this one, I even thought of doing a blog at one point featuring just the Doors of Jeddah!

Judy said...

One of my favorite subjects and this is a lovely one!

Katrin said...

So beautiful! I love those doors ...

ladyfi said...

That is so gorgeous!