Blue glass is a very popular choice for many of Jeddah's sleek modern buildings. This one has particularly interesting details, like the U-shapes in descending and ascending heights and the curved shapes at the building's top. I have to admit that I'm not much of a fan of modern architecture - and there is no shortage of it here in this city.
The Cosmos Sculpture is one of the largest and most well known public works of art in Jeddah. It was created by German artist Ottmar Hollmann. For a close up photo and more information about this amazing sculpture, just CLICK HERE.
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Pizza! Pizza! Little Caesar's is one of the many worldwide chain restaurants that we have here in Saudi Arabia. Since women cannot drive here, most restaurants offer delivery, even fast food places like McDonalds or Burger King.
September 23 is Saudi National Day, which celebrates the anniversary of the establishment of Saudi Arabia by Ibn Saud in 1932. Until just a few years ago, there was really not much fanfare placed on this holiday, as the religious sector were quite strict in ensuring that only two holidays were observed in the country, both of them religious holidays. But times have changed, and Saudi citizens now openly show their patriotism in many different ways.
A popular way of showing their pride for their country has been jamming the streets with thousands of cars painted green, with young Saudi men hanging out the windows waving the green Saudi flag. However this year warnings have been published in the newspaper relaying that cars painted green for the holiday are breaking the law. Offenders can lose their vehicle and their drivers license as well as have to pay a fine. Not only that, citizens are encouraged to rat out violators. Nothing like putting a little damper on some harmless fun and their show of patriotism...