Friday, September 19, 2014

SkyWatch: Beautiful Rawasheen

One of my favorite architectural features of Jeddah's unique buildings are the carved lattice work window coverings called roshan (single), or rawasheen (plural).  These allow for privacy and conducting air flow throughout the buildings.

 


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14 comments:

William Kendall said...

The details in those lattices are really pleasing to the eye.

Mama Zen said...

That is really cool!

Judy said...

It looks almost like lace!

Janet Shaw said...

Nice photo! Its very nice to look at.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

Wooden lattice is used for the same purpose, even on our deck and our neighbours, although not as beautiful as these!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

These are really unique. I'm intrigued.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi William - I have posted many photos of this architectural feature in Jeddah. Some are painted in blues and greens and they look awesome. Thanks for stopping by.

Susie of Arabia said...

Thanks, Mama Zen. I think so too.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Judy - Yes, they do have a lacey effect to them. Great to hear from you.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Janet - and thanks for visiting my blog!

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Karen - I've always liked lattice work, but hadn't ever seen it used in this way before until I moved to Jeddah.

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi Yogi - I find them intriguing too. There is an air of mystery about them.

Powell River Books said...

Beautiful. - Margy

Christian WeiƟ said...

A beautiful architecture.