Monday, February 19, 2018

Jeddah Saudi Style Cafe


The wooden framed chairs with the red and white print cushions, the brown lattice work with the geometric designed posts, and the white trimmed tan colored addition with the arch near the juice machines all work together to make this a very traditional Saudi style cafe.

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Jeddah Building with Plant Wall


Jeddah has some very interesting architecture, ranging from ultra modern glass buildings of unusual shapes to very European style to elegant and classic.  I have to admit I've never before seen a building like this one anywhere else, with a large vertical garden of shrubs and grasses planted on the front side of the structure.  I think it's pretty fascinating.

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Jeddah Pretty Abaya Shop


I love the pale pink color of this shop and the graceful feminine Arabic script font used for the logo of this abaya shop.

Friday, February 16, 2018

SkyWatch: Jeddah Seaside Waterfront




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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Jeddah Medallion Ceiling and Molding


The ceilings in most Saudi homes have beautiful details that I haven't seen in that many American homes.  The ceilings also tend to be higher than those in normal American homes. Many Saudi homes have tray ceilings with elegant designs and accent lighting, as well as elegant chandeliers in the center of large beautiful concave medallions.  I've seen some that are painted in shiny gold and others painted in different colors to bring out the patterns of the design.  Lots of ceilings have fancy crown moldings that are a foot long, and many are made of plaster instead of the wood I tend to see in the US. 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Our World: Jeddah Kid in Sun Roof


One thing that really irks me is when I see children riding in cars in Jeddah who are not safely buckled in to car seats or even seat belts.  It is a common sight to see small children standing up sticking out the sun roofs of cars, hanging out the windows, or sitting on Dad's lap as he drives.  Certainly in this day and age, parents here should be aware how dangerous these things are. I've also complained about seeing really young boys actually driving in Saudi Arabia too, while women were forbidden to drive (this is to change in June 2018).  All of the links I have cited in this text are from previous posts with photographic proof that I have made highlighting these serious societal and safety problems over the past several years. This continues to be a huge problem in Saudi Arabia with sadly no end in sight.




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Post Links:

Women Can't Drive Here but Children Can!

The Dangerous & Crazy Streets of Jeddah

Driving Madness

In the Driver's Seat

Buckled Up Kids? Nope!