Monday, June 21, 2021

SIGNS AND SHOPPING

MURAL, GRAFFITI & BILLBOARDS

MEN'S TRADITIONAL WEAR SHOP

ABAYA SOUK

MEN AT THE MALL

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Sunday, June 20, 2021

SCULPTURES - NOW & THEN

THE HARSH CLIMATE OF JEDDAH REQUIRES SUITABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS FOR ITS MANY SCULPTURES. CONSTANT MAINTENANCE IS CALLED FOR - NECESSITATING REPAIRS, REFURBISHING OR REPAINTING. WITH CHANGES TO ROADWAYS AROUND THE CITY, SOME SCULPTURES HAVE BEEN RELOCATED. OTHERS HAVE JUST DISAPPEARED.

THIS COLORFUL BOAT SCULPTURE IS LOCATED IN THE OBHUR DISTRICT OF JEDDAH. ABOVE IS HOW IT APPEARS TODAY. I POSTED THE BELOW PHOTO OF THE SAME SCULPTURE BACK IN 2009 WHEN IT HAD A RED, WHITE AND BLUE COLOR PALETTE.  


THIS SCULPTURE IS CALLED THE SHAHADAT AL TAWHID. THE CORNICHE AREA ALONG THE RED SEA WHERE IT IS LOCATED WAS COMPLETELY REDONE SEVERAL YEARS AGO. ABOVE IS HOW IT APPEARS TODAY.  THE TWO PHOTOS BELOW WERE TAKEN BY ME IN 2010 FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES.  

THE SHAHADA IS A PHRASE IN ARABIC RECITED BY EVERY MUSLIM PROFESSING THEIR MONOTHEISTIC BELIEF THAT THERE IS ONLY ONE GOD.  THIS SCULPTURE WAS MADE BY SPANISH ARTIST JULIO LAFUENTE, WHO DID NOT READ OR SPEAK ARABIC HIMSELF.


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Saturday, June 19, 2021

WEEKEND REFLECTIONS

UNUSUAL SCULPTURE IN ASFAN

TORY BURCH IN ARABIC

CLOUDY REFLECTIONS IN BLUE GLASS

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Friday, June 18, 2021

WEEKEND ROUNDUP - LETTER "Y"

STARTS WITH "Y" - "YIKES!" STARTS WITH "Y."
SHOES WITH RHINESTONE INSECTS!

A FAVORITE - "YACHT" ON THE RED SEA

"YELLOW" - FRANKINCENSE IN ALL SHADES OF YELLOW

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Thursday, June 17, 2021

JEDDAH SUNSET SKIES

BIRDS IN FLIGHT

SUNSET ON THE RED SEA CORNICHE

MINARET AT DUSK

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Wednesday, June 16, 2021

SIGNS OF CULTURE - "FAMILIES ONLY"

SHOPS CATERING TO WOMEN ARE DESIGNATED "FAMILY ONLY"

I CAN'T IMAGINE WEARING SEQUINED UNDERWEAR!

"FAMILIES ONLY" = WOMEN + CHILDREN.
MALE CUSTOMERS MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A FEMALE.

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

SAUDI WOMEN

PLAYFUL AND FUN (INTERNET IMAGE)

CURIOUS AND FRIENDLY

LOVE TO SHOP

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