Thursday, June 8, 2017

Jeddah Beach Skyline


The variety of architectural shapes makes this beach skyline rather unusual.  It can be seen north of Jeddah in an area called Obhur.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Our World: Angawi House Interior


Almakkiyah is the name of the home of famed local architect Dr. Sami Angawi, who allows tours of his home to pre-arranged groups.  I've been fortunate to have been able to visit the house many times and I always notice new details that I hadn't seen before.

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Monday, June 5, 2017

Souvenirs from Travel


I love this collection of Whirling Dervish dancers that my sister-in-law has purchased on her trips to Turkey.  

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Jeddah Restaurant on Red Sea


The Segala Restaurant is located on the Red Sea north of Jeddah and offers seaside seating and a seafood menu.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Saudi Espresso Cups


These cute little espresso cups were offered as a Ramadan promotion by a coffee provider.  Aren't they cute?

Friday, June 2, 2017

SkyWatch: Little White Mosque on the Red Sea


This lovely little stand alone mosque is located on Jeddah's Corniche which runs along the Red Sea coastline.



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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Nature



The palm tree's fingers reach for the clouds and the blue sky up above, while taking a deep breath of the fresh moist sea air.

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Jeddah Bird Wall Mosaic


Continuing on from yesterday's post, here are some photos that show the walls and environment of the beautiful mosaics on the walls of a lovely family villa in Jeddah.


There are many little nooks along the walls as well, such as this, where workers can take a break or eat their lunches in the shade.


The palm trees, bougainvillea, and other tropical vegetation enhance the beauty of the mosaics.


I believe the walls of the villa extend along two sides of the block.  The grounds inside must be fairly large.








Hope you've enjoyed one of my favorite walls of Jeddah!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Our World: Jeddah Birds Wall Mosaic


The tall walls surrounding Jeddah's family villas are sometimes enhanced with unexpected artwork or details.


As a fan and designer of mosaics myself, I appreciate the hard work, talent and thought that goes into the making of mosaics.


These pics are all closeups of small portions of mosaics which grace the walls around a villa in Jeddah.


I like the geometric patterns and the birds that are featured in these mosaics.  What do you think?



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Monday, May 29, 2017

Jeddah: Textile Souk Scene


A favorite textile and clothing souq of Jeddah is called Makarona Souq.  It's located on the busy street of Makarona, which was named that because a long time ago, there was a pasta / macaroni factory located on this road.  This souq offers a great selection of fabrics and trims, custom tailor shops, and off the rack abayas. 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Jeddah: Artwork on Water Truck


The water trucks (and poop trucks) that crowd and jam the streets of Jeddah are painted with bright colors and a variety of themes, like flowers or patriotism.

Friday, May 19, 2017

SkyWatch: Jeddah Compound Pool Area


This is the pool area of one of the many residential expat compounds for foreign workers living in Jeddah.  Women are not required to wear abayas inside the compound walls, and most of these residential compounds do not allow Saudi nationals to live there.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Monday, May 15, 2017

Jeddah: Clothing in Shop Windows


Sometimes I just have no words for the weird outfits I see on headless mannequins in the shop windows of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.  It's mind-boggling - and it all seems so contrary to this society. But if anything, it's definitely questionable taste and judgment...



Sunday, May 14, 2017

Jeddah Prayer Rug on Sidewalk


Many business areas in Jeddah provide prayer rugs outside their shops so customers can pray right on the sidewalks while the shops are closed for prayers.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Jeddah Shopping at Night


Many signs with the shops' names on them are written in both Arabic and English in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. 

Friday, May 12, 2017

SkyWatch: Jeddah Architecture


I like how the palm trees in this pic make a nice frame for this modern building in Jeddah.


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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Jeddah Sidewalk Prayer Time


This is what it looks like during prayer time in a busy shopping area of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, called Makarona. Carpets are provided for women to pray on the sidewalks outside the closed shops.     

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Jeddah Lingerie Shop


Colorful and sexy lingerie on headless mannequins in a shop window in Jeddah ...


a sharp contrast to the shop's customers, all clad in black.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Our World: Jeddah SalesLady


A black-clad female salesclerk waits for customers outside this fancy fabric shop in Jeddah.




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Monday, May 8, 2017

Jeddah Female Sidewalk Vendor


A female entrepreneur talks on her phone while attending to her wares on a sidewalk in Jeddah.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Saudi Arabia: Fashionable Abayas


They are not just black any more!  Abayas in Saudi Arabia can now be seen in a variety of colors, patterns, prints, and designs.



Saturday, May 6, 2017

Jeddah Fabric Salesman


The selection of specialty embroidered, sequined, or beaded fabrics in Saudi Arabia is amazing.

Friday, May 5, 2017

SkyWatch: Jeddah Sunset


One of my favorite times of day to take photos is at dusk.


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Thursday, May 4, 2017

Jeddah Compound Living


Inside a residential compound of Jeddah, space is at a premium, so many units are attached to others instead of being separate villas.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Our World: Jeddah Traffic


There are many weird things that I see happening in traffic in Jeddah all the time that I haven't seen in other countries that I have been to.  This photo shows a driving phenomenon in Saudi Arabia that always miffs me.  The car in the center is actually waiting at a red light in front of several lanes of traffic that you can see behind him.  I have seen other cars do this practically every day. I've even seen cars drive onto the sidewalk in order to gain this position at a red light.  Enforcement of traffic laws in the kingdom seems to be non-existent.  The lack of traffic enforcement in Saudi Arabia is being used as one of the many eye-rolling reasons given why women shouldn't be allowed to drive in this country.




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Monday, May 1, 2017

Let's Eat! Saudi Arabia Breakfast


This enormous jug shaped pot is used for making foul, a mix of a variety of mashed up beans that is popular for breakfast (or any time, actually) in Saudi Arabia.


The foul is eaten with a flat bread called tameez.  Tameez can vary according to the regions of origin. Bite-size pieces of tameez are torn off the loaf and dipped into the foul.


Tameez is baked in a special round oven shaped like a beehive. The bread sticks to the inside wall of the oven.


A loaf of tameez usually costs one riyal (about 25 cents US) and a tub of the foul to go with it costs about 3 riyals (about 75 cents US).

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