Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Jeddah Sculpture


A graceful modern sculpture that has been relocated since I first posted about it on this blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Our World: Picnickers on Red Sea


Jeddah's coastline along the Red Sea stretches for miles and miles.  While there are some areas that offer seating and picnicking facilities, for the most part, public facilities for people to enjoy the great outdoors here in Jeddah are few and far between.


So people end up bringing carpets and placing them next to their parked cars so they can sit in the shade.  Other people bring their own folding chairs and even charcoal grills.  During the weekends the Corniche Road which runs along the Red Sea is crowded with cars and people.

 

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014

SkyWatch: Jeddah Sculpture The Wave


Jeddah is home to many unusual and bigger than life sculptures that surprise and delight residents of the city.  This mosaic tiled sculpture is called The Wave.  It is actually one of two identical sculptures in Jeddah by Mustafa Senbel, an Egyptian artist commissioned to make about thirty works of art for the City of Jeddah.  Here are several more of Senbel's artwork that I have featured on my blog:  The Fisherman's Net;  Dialogue;  The Seagull;   Two Vases;  Sunrise and Beach Themes;  Sails;  Builder's Plumbline;  The Fisherman's Net II;  The Fountain of Shells;  The Wave;  Desalination Pipes.

Many of Jeddah's sculptures have undergone repair and restoration recently due to wear and tear by the harsh elements of Jeddah's climate.  Here is an interesting video you might enjoy which features some of the sculptures and scenes from Jeddah.







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Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Jeddah Sculpture: Stalks of Wheat



The Stalks of Wheat sculpture is made of steel and bronze and is the design of an Egyptian artist named Salah Abdulkarim.  He was a pioneer in turning scrap iron into beautiful works of art.  

CLICK HERE to see a previous post of this sculpture on my blog and to learn more about the artist and this piece. 



Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Our World: Swinging in Jeddah


Earlier this year, I wrote about an incident that involved women swinging on swings in Saudi Arabia being advised by religious policemen that they shouldn't swing in public because it opens them up for harassment.  So it makes me happy when I see Saudi women enjoying themselves, doing things like swinging, despite the fear of being harassed by the religious police or other men.





 




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Monday, December 8, 2014

Jeddah Unusual Building


I'm not exactly sure what this building is or even if its construction is finished, but it is a rather unique design.  I am hoping that the circular part at the very top will be a revolving restaurant.  It would offer panoramic views of the Red Sea and the city.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Jeddah Modern Building


Jeddah has many modern highrise buildings.  There is always lots of construction going on, roadways being reworked, and now a massive rail project connecting Jeddah with Mecca.

Friday, December 5, 2014

SkyWatch: Jeddah Mosque


Women clad in black walk past a mosque along the Red Sea in Jeddah.





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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jeddah Corniche Walk


There is a long stretch of the Red Sea coastline where people can walk along Jeddah's Corniche and enjoy the breezy sea air.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Our World: Women Swimming in Red Sea


It's not a common sight in Saudi Arabia, but on occasion, women sometimes venture into the Red Sea wearing their abayas.   Most Saudi women do not know how to swim.


 


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Monday, December 1, 2014

Jeddah Cyclists


I don't see many cyclists on the streets of Jeddah so when I do, it's rather exciting!